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an old Russian unit of dry measure. First mentioned in the late 15th century the os’mina equaled one-half of a chetvert’, or four chetveriki. (The chetvert’ was the basic dry measure for grain.) The Statute of Weights and Measures of 1899 standardized the os’mina at 104.956 liters.

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The cast includes Anglo-Welsh soprano Eizabeth Woollett singing the Nursing Sister and Eryl Royle singing the smaller role of Sister Osmina.
Rachel made her professional operatic debut singing Suor Osmina in Suor Angelica for Broomhill Opera in London before joining Glyndebourne Festival Opera in Lewes, East Sussex, as a company member.