Athamas

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Athamas

(ˈæθəˌmæs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Orchomenus in Boeotia; the father of Phrixus and Helle by his first wife Nephele, whom he deserted for Ino
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The cast consists of soprano Kim Raddatz in the title role; tenors Andrew Brock and Brandon Finch, alternating the role of Jupiter; mezzo-soprano Melody Vogel as Juno and Ino; countertenor Conrad Frank as Athamus; and baritone Michael Rhodes singing the roles of Cadmus, father of Semele, and Somnus, the god of sleep.
Counter-tenor Michael Chance as Athamus, Peter Rose as Cadmus and Somnus, Judith Howarth as Iris, were all good; the chorus sang like angels.