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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.
North American Works Directory Listing
Ever Since Eden
Bruce Trinkley
J. Jason Charnesky
Susan Boardman, director and producer
Performers from the Penn State School of Music
April 17, 1997
Penn State Opera Theatre
A trilogy of one-act operas. Each act focuses on a historic choice made by some famous woman of history (Eve, Dido, and Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra). Each act can be performed separately as a one-act chamber opera, or any two acts can be performed for a full evening program.
The first and second acts, EVE'S ODDS and GOLDEN APPLE, were two of the three finalists in the 1999 Chamber Opera Competition sponsored by the National Opera Association. Excerpts of both operas were performed at the NOA convention in New York City in January 1999. Act I, EVE'S ODDS, was selected as the winner of the NOA competition and was performed in its entirety at the NOA convention in Cincinnati in February 2000. This work was formerly known as A TRIUMPH OF WOMEN.
Lyrical post-Romantic; inflected by African spirituals, European operetta, and Brechtian epic theater elements; lyrical vocal writing
Bruce Trinkley or J. Jason Charnesky
226 Adams Avenue
State College, PA 16803

Fall 2014 Magazine Issue
  • Are Women Different?
  • Preparing for Klinghoffer
  • Emerging Artists: Act One

Contact Us
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From Airport:
The easiest way to reach the OPERA America offices is to get a cab at the airport. Cost is $40-45
(not including tip).
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  • LaGuardia - Take the M60 Bus to the Hoyt Ave/31st Street. Get on the or Train and take that to 42nd/Times Square Station. Follow the Times Square Station directions below.
  • Newark - Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station ($15 - approx. 45 min). See the Penn Station Directions below.

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From Grand Central Station:
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Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

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