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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
Chelsea Opera
The Medium
Gian Carlo Menotti
Menotti, Gian Carlo
Laura Alley Director
Carmine Aufiero Conductor
Joshua Rose Scenic Designer
Lynne Hayden-Findlay Costume Designer
Michael Megliola Lighting Designer
Comments: Monical Thakkar Off-stage Voice
Opening Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Venue & 
Performance Dates:
St. Peter's Church
November 10,11,12
Cast Information:
Madame Flora Judith Skinner
Madame Flora Mary Clare McAlee
Monica Kate Oberjat
Monica Rachel Sitomer
Mr. Gobineau Brian Henry
Mr. Gobineau Giuseppe Spoletini
Mrs. Gobineau Meredith Buchholtz
Mrs. Gobineau Susan Holsonbake
Mrs. Nolan Caroline Tye
Mrs. Nolan Patrice P. Eaton
Toby Aaron Berk
Toby Spencer Cameron Young
Company Information
Chelsea Opera
Address:  P.O. Box 277, Old Chelsea Station New York NY 10113-0277 United States
Web site:
Phone:  212-260-1796

Mission Statement/Description:
" Chelsea Opera is a professional company presenting fully staged operas with orchestra and chorus from the European and American tradition. Operating in an intimate performance space in the Chelsea area of New York City, the company provides an important venue for professional singers to advance their artistry while making opera attractive, affordable and accessible to a broad spectrum of the community. Chelsea Opera welcomes your interest and involvement. Come see and hear us and share the magic we make. The experience will touch your heart!"
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Contact Us
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
P 212-796-8620 • F 212-796-8621
From Airport:
The easiest way to reach the OPERA America offices is to get a cab at the airport. Cost is $40-45
(not including tip).
  • JFK - Take the AirTrain ($5 - approx. 15 minutes) to the Jamaica Street Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take the LIRR to Penn Station ($12 - approx. 35 minutes). See Penn Station directions below.
  • LaGuardia - Take the M60 Bus to the Hoyt Ave/31st Street. Get on the or Train and take that to 42nd/Times Square Station. Follow the Times Square Station directions below.
  • Newark - Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station ($15 - approx. 45 min). See the Penn Station Directions below.

From Penn Station/Madison Square Garden:
Leave the station through the 7th Avenue/33rd Street exit and walk south for four blocks. The building is on
the right hand side.

From Grand Central Station:
Take the Train to the 42nd/Times Square station and transfer to the Train.
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

For more detailed directions, most up-to-date pricing or to specify a different starting location, please visit the
MTA Web site.