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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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Leslie Burrs
John A. Williams
Tazewell Thompson, director; Gary Sheldon, conductor; Donald Eastman, scenic designer
Carmen Balthrop (Vanqui); Benita Valente (Melody and Ruth); Reggie Pindell (Nat Turner, Ulysses, and David); Pamela Dillard (Ramona, Harriet Tubman); Biff Florescu (Jefferson, Frenchman, Gray, and John Brown); Michael Forest (Prince); Marietta Simpson (Ola, Moremi)
October 12, 1999
This work was formerly know as MANY THOUSAND GONE; this piece had a concert preview on Feb. 27, 1999 at the King Arts Complex in Columbus, OH
Incorporates African, African-American, and American styles and instruments; as well as jazz, spiritual, and gospel in a contemporary musical idiom.
Opera Columbus
177 East Naghten Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Schedule of Performances Listings
Vanqui (Burrs)
Friday, October 15, 1999 - Opera Columbus

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