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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
Different Fields
Mike Reid
Sarah Schlesinger
Mel Marvin, Director; Joshua Rosenblum, Conductor; John Michael Deegan and Sarah G. Conly, Set Designers; Michael Ching, Orchestration
Original Cast: Aaron James, Joseph Mahowald; Cal, Steven Goldstein; Jenny, Theresa Hamm-Smith; Doris, Judith Engel; Casey, James Harris Wiggins III and Amir Jamal Williams; Bowen, William Walker
April 25, 1996
Opera Memphis
Aaron James, a professional football player, befriends a fatherless boy named Casey. James is an inveterate gambler and is blackmailed into throwing a game in order to pay off his gambling debts. The owner of the team finds out but offers to try to cover it up. James decides to admit to his wrongdoing and leave the game.
Newsweek, Katrine Ames, 2-19-96; Chicago Tribune, Jack Hurst, 2-18-96; The New York Times, Anthony Tommasini, 2-10-96; Nashville Banner, Lisa DuBois, 3-31-95
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fl, cl, bsn, hrn, perc, pf/syn - 2 vln, vla, vc, db
nfluenced by pop and musical theater; American country and folk music; lyrical melodies; richly orchestrated
Michael Ching, Opera Memphis
6745 Wolf River Parkway
Memphis, TN 38120
Schedule of Performances Listings
Different Fields (Reid)
Thursday, April 25, 1996 - Opera Memphis
Different Fields (Reid)
Wednesday, February 07, 1996 - Metropolitan Opera Guild

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