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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.
Minnesota Opera
Silent Night - World Premiere
Kevin Puts
Teizo Matsuriura
Endo, Shusaku
Eric Simonson Director
Michael Christie Conductor
Francis O'Connor Scenic Designer
Kärin Kopischke Costume Designer
Marcus Dilliard Lighting Designer
Comments: Andrzej Goulding , Projection Designer
Opening Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Venue & 
Performance Dates:
There are no performance dates for this record at this time.
Cast Information:
Anna Sørensen Karin Wolverton
Father Palmer Troy Cook
Kronprinz AJ Glueckert
Lieutenant Audebert Liam Bonner
Lieutenant Gordon Gabriel Preisser
Lieutenant Horstmayer Craig Irvin
Madeleine Angela Mortellaro
Nikolaus Sprink William Burden
Ponchel Andrew Wilkowske
The French General Ben Wager
William Dale Michael Nyby
Company Information
Minnesota Opera
Address:  620 North First Street, Minneapolis MN 55401 United States
Web site:
Phone:  612-333-2700
Fax:  612-333-0869

Mission Statement/Description:
"Minnesota Opera combines a culture of creativity and fiscal responsibility to produce opera and opera education programs that expand the art form, nurture artists, enrich audiences and contribute to the vitality of the community. "
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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.