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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.
San Francisco Opera
Porgy and Bess
George Gershwin
Heyward, DuBose
Garnett Bruce Assistant Director
Rita D'Angelo Tikador Assistant Director
Denni Sayers Choreographer
Francesca Zambello Director
John DeMain Conductor
Ian Robertson Chorus Master
Mark McCullough Lighting Designer
Paul Tazewell Costume Designer
Peter J. Davison Scenic Designer
Comments: Dance Master Lawrence Pech
Fight Director Jonathan Rider
Production from Washington National Opera
Opening Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Venue & 
Performance Dates:
War Memorial Opera House
June 9,12,14,18,21m,24,27
Cast Information:
Annie Malesha Jessie
Bess Laquita Mitchell
Clara Angel Blue
Coroner John Minagro
Crab Man Ashley Faatoalia
Crown Lester Lynch
Detective Richard Farrell
Frazier Kenneth Overton
Jake Eric Greene
Jim Earl Hazell
Lily Amber Mercomes
Maria Alteouise deVaughn
Mingo Michael Bragg
Nelson Frederick Matthews
Peter Calvin Lee
Policeman Louis Landman
Porgy Eric Owens
Robbins Michael Austin
Serena Karen Slack
Sportin' Life Chauncey Packer
Strawberry Woman Samantha McElhaney
Undertaker Darren K. Stokes
Company Information
San Francisco Opera
Address:  War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco CA 94102-4509 United States
Web site:
Phone:  415- 864-3330
Fax:  415-626-1729

Mission Statement/Description:
"To present opera performances of the highest international quality available to the widest possible audiences. To perpetuate and enrich the operatic art form. To be creative and innovative in all aspects of opera. To take a leadership role in training, arts education and audience development "
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