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Xanthos Presents The Fiddler and the Old Woman of Rumelia

Boston University College of Fine Arts

855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
April 1st, 2011
8:00 p.m.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

15 Saint Paul Street
Brookline, MA 02446
March 31st, 2011
8:00 p.m.

World Premiere

$20 ($15 students and seniors) suggest donation/Free to BU faculty, staff, and students

Please join us with singers

Rebekah Alexander
Elissa Alvarez
Ulysses Thomas
Gregory Zavracky
Ian Geers

In Ketty Nez's new chamber opera, The Fiddler and the Old Woman of Rumelia, a spry Roma fortune-teller meets a murderous dashing outlaw traveling through Rumelian hinterlands. On their travels, they come across two young villagers, an ingenue and a shepherd, as well as an old epic singer. Through their interactions we discover their pasts, presents, and futures as foretold by the Roma's tarot cards. The music is inspired by folk music heard throughout the Balkans, including Bulgarian, Romanian, Hungarian, Bosnian, Herzegovinian, Albanian, Macedonian, Turkish, and Dalmatian traditions.


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