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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.
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Amistad - World Premiere
Anthony Davis
Davis, Thulani
Hope Clarke Choreographer
George C. Wolfe Director
Dennis Russell Davies Music Director
Philip Morehead Conductor
Donald Palumbo Chorus Master
David Gallo Lighting Designer
Riccardo Hernandez Scenic Designer
Stan Dufford Hair/Wigs
Stan Dufford Make-up
Toni-Leslie James Costume Designer
Comments: Fight Director Nicolas Sandys
Puppet Designers Matthew Owens and Barbara Pollitt
Opening Date: Saturday, November 29, 1997
Venue & 
Performance Dates:
Ardis Krainik Theatre
Nov. 29
Dec. 2,5,8,11,17,20
Jan. 9,11,15
Ardis Krainik Theatre
December 2,5,8,11,17,20
Ardis Krainik Theatre
January 9,11m
Cast Information:
Antonio Eugene Perry
Burnah Patrick Blackwell
Cook Kevin Maynor
Don Pedro Wilbur Pauley
Goddess of Waters Florence Quivar
Grabeau Kirk Walker
Grabeau Timothy Robert Blevins
John Adams Stephen West
Judge Bruce Hall
Kaleh E. Mani Cadet
Kinna David Lee Brewer
Lieutenant Bruce Hall
Margru Kimberley Jones
Navigator Mark Baker
Phrenologist Richard Markley
President Martin Van Buren William Watson
Reporter Andrew Funk
Reporter Brad Cresswell
Reporter Kevin Kees
Reporter Misha Royzen
Reporter Paul Grizzel
Reporter William Andrew Stuckey
Spaniard Wilbur Pauley
Tappan John Daniecki
Trickster Thomas Young
Company Information
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Address:  20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago IL 60606 United States
Web site:
Phone:  312-332-2244
Fax:  312-419-8345

Mission Statement/Description:
"We believe in the life-changing, transformational, revelatory power of great art and opera. Lyric Opera of Chicago exists to provide a broad, deep, and relevant cultural service to the Chicago region and the nation, and to advance the development of the art form of opera by:

  • Producing and performing consistently thrilling, world-class opera, with a balanced repertoire that encompasses core classics, lesser-known masterpieces, and new works.

  • Creating a diverse, innovative, wide-ranging program of community engagement and education activities that reaches the widest possible public.

  • Developing exceptional emerging operatic talent.
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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.