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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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Jack Perla
Eugenie Chan
Leslie Swackhamer (Director)
Elizabeth Freese (Set Designer)
Macy Perrone (Costume Designer)
Joseph Li (Music Director)
Peter Tran (tenor)
Seong Shin Ra (soprano)
Wesley Landry (baritone)
Kelvin Chan (bass-baritone)
February 05, 2011
Houston Grand Opera
Set in the Chinese community in Houston, TX Tells the story of three generations of Chinese Americans as they reconcile their differences and live with pride in modern America while retaining their cultural identity
Commissioned through Song of Houston's “East + West” program, a four-year (2010-2014) program which celebrates Houston as a meeting place for Eastern and Western cultures. This series of chamber operas will explore the relationship between first- and second-generation immigrants, displacement of war refugees, storytelling traditions and cultural inheritance.
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violin, cello, bass, vibraphone, and the pipa, a four-stringed plucked Chinese instrument
Houston Grand Opera

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