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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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Yo Soy la Desintegracion (I am Disintegration)
Jean Piché
Yan Muckle
Pauline Vaillancourt (original concept, director, singer)
Anita Pantin (stage, set, costume, and video designer)
Pauline Vaillancourt (Frida Kahlo)
September 09, 1997
Chants Libres, Compagnie lyrique de création
The work transposes the story of Frida Kahlo rather than telling it directly. It incarnates the story of a woman fighting pain after an accident that turns her life upside down, encountering love and betrayal, spending time in solitude, while constantly staring death in the face. This is the intimate and vital drama of a woman who gives her all to love, creative work, and living life to its fullest before she is carried away. The spectacle stirs many contradictory emotions: soft but harsh, cruel but tender, austere but colorful, angry but muted. The details of Frida Kahlo's life have been transformed, recycled, and reassembled to put flesh on the bones of the woman personified in this production.
Electroacoustic music
Pauline Vaillancourt, Chants Libres
Usine C, 1908 Panet, bureau 303
Montreal, QC H2L 3A2 Canada

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