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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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Closing Time
Kenneth LaFave
Robert Kastenbaum
Francesca Jarvis, Stage Director; Enrique Lasansky, Conductor
Stan Krugeel as the customer, Mark Jarvis as the bartender
April 22, 1999
Pima Opera
A pop song, called "A Chance for Love" is playing on the juke box of a seedy urban bar. It's late and the bartender calls "Closing time!," only to get a testy response from his last customer. Turns out they have something in common: a desire to end it all, tonight. They make a pact to do so, only to be sung out of it by a Mysterious Woman who shows up in a vision and sings a death-blues so dirty they decide to stay alive.
Bartender (bar), Young Man (t), Mysterious Woman (mz)
00:30
1
A cabaret opera with blues elements
Kenneth LaFave
6610 E. First Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
composerlafave@aol.com
480-200-9210

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