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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
Our American Cousin
Eric Sawyer
John Shoptaw
Gil Rose, Conductor; Carole Charow, Director
Leading roles: Laura Keene, Harry Hawk
June 20, 2008
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
The actors of Ford's Theater, among them John Wilkes Booth, assemble backstage. Rehearsal tension and intrigue erupt into a scuffle among the actors. Managing actress Laura Keene restores order and introduces President Lincoln to the theater audience as the curtain rises. The comic play provokes merriment and reverie, voiced in the Lincoln asides. At the moment of romantic denouement, Booth's gunshot sends the audience into a panic. Soldiers arrest the actors, leaving Laura Keene on her empty stage.
Clifton J. Noble Jr., The Republican; David Perkins, Boston Globe; Marvin J. Ward, Classical Voice of New England
Chorus (16-24)
14-24 players
extended tonality, combination of arias, ensembles, and through-composed
Eric Sawyer
104 Northampton Road
Amherst, MA 01002

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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.

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