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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.
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The Yellow Wallpaper
Ronald Perera
Constance Congdon
Mark Harrison (original conception and stage direction)
Dennis Burkh (conductor)
Suzanne Dougan (set designer)
Kiki Smith (costume designer)
Mary Tarantino (lighting designer)
Nell Bryden (Nell)
Emily Cooney (Emily)
Jan Opalach (Ed)
Brad Aspel (Len)
Jon Humphrey (Realtor)
David Ripley (John)
Karen Smith Emerson (Jennie)
Jane Bryden (Charlotte)
William Van Voris (Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell)
Lee Anne Hutchison (Woman in the Wall)
Pamela Gore (Mary)
May 17, 1989
Smith College
Set in a New England summer house in 1899, the opera describes the fate of Charlotte, a young wife and mother suffering from postpartum depression whose treatment—strict bed rest and a total absence of mental stimulation—leads to her emotional and intellectual decline.
Nell (s)
Emily (s)
Ed (b)
Len (t)
Realtor (t)
John (bar)
Jennie (s)
Charlotte (s)
Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell (speaking part)
Woman in the Wall (s)
Mary (contralto)
Probing A Woman's Madness - The New York Times 12/11/1992
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Contemporary tonal with folk inflections
Music Associates of New York or Ronald Perera, composer
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