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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
Hearts on Fire
Roger Ames
Laura Harrington
Ben Krywosz, Director
Original cast: Claire, Susan Lambert/Eilene Wisniewski; Mae, Ruth MacKenzie; Tommy, Bradley Greenwald; Simon Rivers, James Bohn
May 11, 1995
The New Music-Theater Ensemble (now Nautilus Music-Theater)
Seventeen-year-old Claire has a boyfriend her age, Tommy, but she also knows a mysterious older man, Simon Rivers, who she feels somehow holds the key to releasing her emotionally-crippled mother, Mae. It is revealed that years earlier Mae's husband shot and killed her lover and then turned the gun on himself. The opera tells the story of how Claire re-enacts her mother's life in order to change its ending and break their family's cycle of pain and sorrow.
Opera News, Michael Anthony, September 1995
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Tonal; conventional vocalism as well as spoken elements, recitative, and sprechstimme
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