(Britten: Noye's Fludde). Bass‐bar. Noah, father of Sem, Ham, and Jaffett. He is warned by God of the forthcoming flood. He builds an ark in which all his family and animals ride out the storm. After the storm, Noye sends a raven, then a dove, to see if the land is dry before he leads everyone out of the ark. Created (1958) by Owen Brannigan.