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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.
North American Works Directory Listing
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Stephen Paulus
Colin Graham
C. William Harwood (Conductor)
Colin Graham (Director)
John Conklin (Scenic Designer)
John Carver Sullivan (Costume Designer)
Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Designer)
David Parsons (Frank)
Kathryn Bouleyn (Cora)
Michael Myers (Nick)
Daniel Sullivan (Sackett)
Carroll Freeman (Katz)
June 17, 1982
Opera Theatre of St. Louis
Southern California in the 1930s; a steamy tale of sex, violence, and betrayal. Set in a roadside tavern during the Great Depression, it is the story of a passionate affair between a handsome drifter and the tavern owner's unhappy wife, who plot to murder her husband. Cain called it "a love story," but with lovers who "wake up to discover that once they've pulled the thing off, no two people can share this terrible secret and live on the same earth; they turn against each other."
Frank Chambers (bar)
Cora (s)
Nick Papadakis (t)
Katz (lawyer)
Sacket (District Attorney)
Kennedy, Kat's sidekick
Musical America, 10-82, p. 32; Opera News, 10-82, p. 52; Opera, 10-82, p. 1030; Opera Canada, 9-82, p. 30; Opera News, 6-85, p. 36; Opera Canada, Spring 1987, p. 36; Opera News, 3-28-87, p. 37; Opera, 6-88, p. 687; The New Yorker, Andrew Porter, 8-2-82; Will Crutchfield, The New York Times, 1-26-89; The New York Times, Donal Henahan, 6-20-82; Village Voice, Leighton Kerner, 7-27-82; Chicago Tribune, John Von Rhein, June 27, 1982; Opera Monthly, 2-89.
No chorus
2 fl(2picc), 1 ob, 1 cl(asax), 1 bsn - 1 hrn, 2 tpt, 1 tbn(btbn), 1 tba - 2 perc(2 timp, tom-t, SD, BD, sus cym, tam-t, brake d, xyl, mar, tempbl, glsp, whip, tub bells, crot) - gtr, pf, hp - str(6 vln1, 6 vln2, 4 vla, 3 vc, 2 db)
Lyrical, with some dissonances combined with polytonality
Schott Helicon Music
Schedule of Performances Listings
The Postman Always Rings Twice (Paulus)
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - Boston University - CFA
The Postman Always Rings Twice (Paulus)
Monday, June 29, 1998 - Center for Contemporary Opera
The Postman Always Rings Twice (Paulus)
Wednesday, December 10, 1997 - Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater
The Postman Always Rings Twice (Paulus)
Wednesday, March 09, 1994 - Boston Lyric Opera

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