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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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John Eaton
Patrick Creagh
John Reeves White (Musical Director)
Ross Allen (Stage Director)
Andreas Nomikos (Costumes and Scenery)
Herbert Seltz (Television Director & Producer)
April 23, 1973
Indian University Opera Theater / WTIU
The opera unfolds through Myshkin's eyes and mind, he is never seen. The story centers on the love of Prince Myshkin for the beautiful Nastasia, his unwilling betrothal to Aglaya the youngest daughter of General Yepanchin, his battle with mental illness and his final tragedy, Nastasia's murder and his relapse and retreat to madness.
3 Baritones, 3 Mezzo sopranos, 5 Tenors, 3 Sopranos, 3 Basses, Countertenor
speaking role (French), 2-3 children (laughing, jeering)
The Washington Post, Alan Kriegsman, 4/23/1973
Premiered on PBS televised broadcast
2 fl (2pic), 2 ob [2ca], 2 cl (2bcl), 2 bsn [2cbn] - 1 hrn, 1 tpt, 1 tbn - 5 perc - hp, 2pf (in quarter tones), org, - 4syn/str/[tp]
Scored for chamber orchestra tuned in quarter tones and electronic instruments.
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