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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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Chester Biscardi
Henry Butler
October 05, 1985
University of Wisconsin-Madison Opera
A search for identity and the risk involved not only in the search, but in being true to the discovery. "I must live with my many selves," sings the Actor, who has spent the opera searching for the essence of poet Luther Dane, the man whose character he must portray in a film. "We walk a tight-rope," declares the Actor to Luther Dane in the opening scene. "One false step, one dishonest word, and we fall - we deserve to fall!" Dane has arranged his “death," but lives on; he has returned to help the Actor discover who he truly is.
courtesy of Theodore Presser Company
Luther Dane(bar); The Actor(t); Sara(s or mzo); Kathryn(s or mzo); The Interviewer(s); Luther’s Manager(s); Critic No. 1(t); Critic No. 2(b); Willie(b-bar)
Non-singing roles: Director, film crew, party guests, etc.
The Milwaukee Journal; Wisconsin State Journal; Capitol Times (Madison); Musical America, James Chute, January 1986
1(Picc.) 0(E.H.) 1(B.Cl.) 1, Sop.Sax.(Ten. Sax.); 2 1 1 0; 3Perc. Pno. Hp. Str. (at least 33344; reduced version 11111)
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