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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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Dora
Melissa Shiflett
Nancy Fales Garrett
Musical Director: Melissa Shiflett, Conductor: Douglas Anderson, Stage Direction: Nancy Fales Garrett, Lighting: Matt Staniec, Projections: Lisa J. Bloch, Set Design: John C. Scheffler, Choreography: Marcos Dinnerstein, Stage Manager: Marcos Dinnerstein
Dora: Nita Baxani, Freud: Jeffrey Picon, Anna Freud: Karla Simmons, Frau K: Katharyn Wright, Herr K: Peter Lurie, Frau Bauer: Johana Arnold, Herr Bauer: Peter Clark, Zinnie: Kayla Ny, Heinrich: Nate Morgan
April 04, 2002
La MaMa E.T.C.
Dora's father brought her to Freud hoping that the celebrated doctor could cure the young girl of her hysterical symptoms. He hoped that Freud could also persuade Dora to be more cordial to the K family. Frau K was Dora's father's mistress, and Dora had once been very fond of both the Ks, but now she claimed that Herr K was trying to seduce her. Dora felt that her father was encouraging Herr K as part of a sexual game in which she was the pawn. Freud believed Dora, but said that her dreams revealed that she wanted to yield to Herr K and Frau K, too. Dora broke off the analysis.
Additional Personnel: Costumes: Kate Herman, Assistant Costumer: Regan Oakley. We are interested in obtaining future productions of this exciting work.
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fl(afl), ob(Eng hrn), cl(bcl), bsn - 2 hrn - perc, pf
Both modern and lyrical, combining Shiflett's distinctly American sound with turn-of-the-century Viennese elements (waltzes, Schrammelquartets, gypsy tunes)
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