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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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Time and Again Barelas
Miguel del Aguila
Miguel del Aguila and Digby Wolfe
Guillermo Figueroa, Music Director; Roger Melone, Chorus Master; David Vega Chavez, Stage Direction/Choreographer; Valeria Rios, Set Designer; John Malolepsy, Lighting Designer; Lawrence F. Schultz, Costume Designer
Gabriela Garcia (mezzo soprano) as Marcelina Barela, Rafael Dávila (tenor) as Ignacio, Sina Aurelia "Sayid" Soul as the escaped slave Marigold (actress who occasionally sings in Jazz style), Rosalia de Aragón as River (an actress who sings occasionally in Indian chant)
April 21, 2006
New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
The Hispanic neighborhood of Barelas in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from the year 1680 to 2206. Although most characters are fictional, the opera starts with the historical event of Don Barelas’s murder. The soldier who commits the crime, Don Ignacio, and Barelas’s daughter Marcelina, are the central characters of the story. Following a shaman’s curse, they are fated to fall in love through the ages. While Don Ignacio lives in shame and remorse, Marcellina only gradually becomes aware of his true identity. Her forgiveness of Ignacio ends the work in hope and affirmation.
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