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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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Bernard Rands
Leslie Dunton-Downer
Edward Berkeley (director)
David Zinman (conductor and music director)
Makiko Narumi (Agatha Liu)
Katrina Thurman (Sister Suzanna)
Noah Stewart (Simon West)
July 29, 1999
Aspen Music Festival
Five women at dinner discuss love. The model is Plato's "Symposium". Linearly, Belladonna follows events of the Easter passion—The Last Supper leads to scenes of temptation, solitude, betrayal, trial, execution, and resurrection. The gender inversion of Greek and Christian models produces effects as comical as they are moving.
Commissioned by the Aspen Festival for its 50th anniversary season in 1999.
2 Choruses
1 fl(afl), 1 ob, 1 cl(bcl), 1 asx, 1 bsn - 1 hrn, 1 trp, 1 trb - 2 perc - hp, pf - str
Chamber opera; Mise en scène
Schott Music Corporation

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