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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.
North American Works Directory Listing
Phrenic Crush
Lisa Bielawa
Eric Ehn
Christine Sang, director/choreographer; Sharon Gong, designer
Antoine Garth, Julie Queen
July 31, 1997
Haas Foundation Creative Works Fund
Phrenic Crush concerns the history of tuberculosis in San Francisco from the 19th century to the present. Once a celebrated marker of romantic decay and febrile genius (LA BOHÈME, LA TRAVIATA), the disease is now attached to poverty, AIDS, the immigrant, and the pariah. Titu, a Filipina woman, has tuberculosis, but she lives for 200 years and has many husbands, most of whom die on their wedding night.
vln, vla, perc, continuo org
Lisa Bielawa or Erik Ehn
100 Van Cortlandt Park S. #D23
Bronx, NY 10463
718-884-3348 or 415-995-2350

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