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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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Twilight Voices
Stan Hoffman
Darlene LeFaive
Charles Long, Conductor; Penny Orloff, Director
Ellen McLain (Sophia); Louise Marley (Anna); Stephen Wall (Carlo); John McEvoy (Tonio); Glenn Guhr (Bernard)
September 10, 1999
Chaspen Opera Theater
In the Casa di Riposo (the retirement home for musicians established by Verdi in Milan) in 1921, five opera singers struggle with aging--physical and mental deterioration, fear of death, unresolved shame, memories of abuse, and unrequited love. Two, who were attracted to each other in their youth but married others, are finally able to release their pasts enough to open to each other. News of their esteemed colleague Caruso's death shocks all of them into realizing that life is indeed good and full of hope.
01:10
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Extended tonality/modality; melodic
Stan Hoffman
stanhoffman@mindspring.com

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