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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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Della's Gift
Dan Welcher
Paul Woodruff
Dan Welcher (Conductor)
February 26, 1987
University of Texas Opera Theater, Austin
New York, 1905.
Della and Jim, a poor young couple very much in love, each secretly makes a sacrifice in order to buy the other a Christmas present. Their actions are contrasted with those of a rich man and his mistress.
courtesy of Theodore Presser Company
Mrs. Purdy(mz)
Mr. McCool(t)
Mme. Sophronie(mz)
NOTE: all the tenor and mezzo-soprano roles may be sung by the same two singers, making a cast of four instead of eight
One Holiday, Two Gifts, 100 Years - The New York Times 4/22/2005
Dallas Morning News, John Ardoin, 3-3-1987; Austin American-Statesman, Jerry Young, 2-28-1987; Austin Chronicle, John Stokes, 2-27-1987; Austin Chronicle, Robert Faires, 4-22-2005; Austin American-Statesman, David Mead, 4-26-2005
1 fl(picc), ob, 2 cl, bsn - 2 hrn, 2 tpt, tbn - perc, pf(cel), hp - str (min 6 vln1, 5 vln2, 4 vla, 3 vc, 2 db)
extremely lyrical; tonal in an advanced late-20th century manner
Elkan-Vogel, Inc. (Theodore Presser Company)
588 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

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