Username:
Password:


Forgot your password?
View Photo Credit  
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
The Three Stories
Alan Stringer
Alan Stringer
Keri Sutter, Director
George Arellanes, Jr. as narrator, 1st story; Jane Ronca Washburn as narrator, 2nd story; Arana Kalwaic as narrator, 3rd story
June 17, 2007
First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque
The stage represents the bedrooms of three children. A lullaby sing at the beginnin and end of the opera and between the parets' stories ties the opera together. After expressing their love for their children, each parent tells his or her child a bedtime story. The baritone's story is to a very young child. It is a story from Uganda about a young boy who is afraid to try. He runs away and is given good advice by animals he meets. He returns to his village and becomes a great potter like his father. The mezzo-soprano's story is to a "middle" child. It is a story about an invisible serpent who lives in the sky. The invisible serpent is the danger to the world from global warming. Because the child can organize his/her friends, the child is encouraged to become a hero and help the world fight this enemy. The soprano's story is from India and is to the older child. It is a story about a young wife whose child dies. She cannot accept the death and goes to the Buddha for help. Only after seeing how death touches everyone can she move on in her life and become a helpful an compassionate person.
00:20
Tonal; clearly defined arias and ensembles
Alan Stringer
8640 Horacio Pl. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
TopClef@aol.com
505-296-9215

Spring 2014 Magazine Issue
  • From Gold Rush to Google
  • Before, After and During Opera Conference 2014
  • OPERA America's New Works Forum Expands and Explores
Contact Us
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
P 212-796-8620 • F 212-796-8621
Info@operaamerica.orgDirections
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.