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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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Oh Pilot
Nic Gotham
Banuta Rubess
Banuta Rubess, Director; Martins Klisans, Conductor; Rudolf Alan Bekic, Set Designer; . Tapestry workshop: Michael Albano, Stage Director; Wayne Strongman, Music Director; Emir Geljo, Set and Costume Designer; Paul Mathieson, Lighting Designer
Original Cast: Viesturs Jansons (Pilot); Antra Bigaca (Tourist); Baiba Bartkevica; Ivars Cinkuss (Businessman); Inese Strala (violin); Inga Sunepa (cello); Oskars Petrauskis (saxophone); Rihards Zalupe (percussion); Dace Rata (piano). Tapestry workshop: Benoit Boutet (tenor) as The Pilot, Jean Stilwell (mezzo soprano) as the Tourist, Shari Saunders (soprano) as the Stewardess, Mark Pedrotti (baritone) as the Business Man
February 24, 2007
Latvian National Opera
The airport is the scene of a modern Pilgrim's progress. For travelers in Arrivals, the airport is a center of expectation; for those in Departures, it is a site of grief or relief. While four separate stories are played out, the intercom paging system provides a kind of vocal ^deus ex machina`. Things unseen circle above.
pf, vln, vc, ssax, perc
Through-composed opera; some multicultural musical elements
Wayne Strongman, Tapestry New Opera Works
55 Mill Street, Building #58
The Cannery, Studio 316
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 Canada

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