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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.
Chautauqua Opera
Marc Blitzstein
Blitzstein, Marc
Jay Lesenger Director
William Fred Scott Music Director
Helen E. Rodgers Costume Designer
John Lehmeyer Scenic Designer
Opening Date: Friday, July 18, 1997
Venue & 
Performance Dates:
Norton Hall
July 18,21
Cast Information:
Addie Karla Burns
Alexandra Giddens Amy Van Roekel
Benjamin Hubbard Mark Delavan
Birdie Hubbard Sheryl Woods
Cal Derrick L. Parker
Horace Giddens Michael Devlin
Leo Hubbard Dean Anthony
Oscar Hubbard Philip Cokorinos
Regina Hubbard Giddens Ashley Putnam
William Marshall Adar L. Garcia-Reina
Company Information
Chautauqua Opera
Address:  412 West 42nd Street, Suite 4E4 New York NY 10036 United States
Web site:
Phone:  212-779-3177
Fax:  212-779-3293

Mission Statement/Description:
"CHAUTAUQUA OPERA performs on the grounds of the 750-acre Chautauqua Institution, a center for the arts, education, religion, and recreation. The Chautauqua community is located in Western New York State near Buffalo, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. Nearly 150,000 residents and visitors attend opera, symphony, theatre, dance, summer school courses, ecumenical religious programs, lectures and traditional, lake-side summer recreational activities on a daily basis during the nine-week summer season. 2007 marks the 133rd year of the Chautauqua Institution. Chautauqua Opera, which premiered in 1929, is the oldest continuously producing summer opera company in the United States and has a longstanding tradition of performing opera in English. Performances take place in the 1,367-seat art deco Norton Hall, built in 1929 specifically for the company, and features leading American artists from major companies around the world. "
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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.