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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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Black Widow
Thomas Pasatieri
Thomas Pasatieri
Henry Holt (Conductor)
Lotfi Mansouri (Director)
John Naccarato (Production Designer)
Edguard Johnson (Costume Designer)
James Coffin (Projections)
Joanna Simon/Nancy Deering (Raquel)
Evelyn Mandac/Gloria Cutsforth (Berta)
Jennie Tourel/Dorothy Cole (Doña Marta)
Theodor Uppman (Juan)
David Lloyd (Don Pedro) - Full Length
March 02, 1972
Seattle Opera Company
Raquel, a barren young Spanish widow, is obsessed with the idea that the only way to achieve immortality is to bear a child. With determination, she forces her rich young lover, Juan, to marry Berta, who has been in love with him since childhood. Raquel wants Juan, through Berta, to give her the child she so desperately needs. When the child is born, Raquel takes him, despite Berta's pleas. Juan, weak and torn between Raquel and Berta, is destroyed by the conflict. Berta, fertile but no match for Raquel's strength, reverts back to childhood, her womanhood destroyed.
Soprano, 2 Mezzo-sopranos, Tenor, Bass
Opera News, John Schneider, 1-23-82; Seattle Post, Rolf Stromberg, 3-3-72; The Seattle Times, Wayne Johnson, 3-3-72
2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn - 2 hrn, 2 tpt, 2 tbn, tba - timp, perc, hp - str
Bel canto vocal lines in the style of Puccini and R. Strauss; conservative and melodic; tonal
Theodore Presser Company
588 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

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