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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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Martin Avdeich: A Christmas Tale
Robert Downard
Robert Downard
JoAnn Falletta (Conductor)
Nathanial Merrill (Staging)
Louis Sherman (Musical Preparation)
December 15, 1985
Opera Colorado
This opera chronicles a special Christmas in the life of an embittered shoemaker who, through a series of seemingly ordinary visitations, learns the true meaning of the holiday and rediscovers his own sense of compassion.
Courtesy of Theodore Presser Company
Martin Avdéich(bar)
Mlle. Olga Alexandrovna Posokov(s)
Fyodor Nikolayevitch(b)
Larina Serghyeevna(s)
Kolia(boy alto)
Denver Post, Glenn Giffin, 12-16-1985; Rocky Mountain News, Charley Samson, 12-16-1985; Opera Journal, John Harrison, 1986
Chorus of Pilgrims (4-part men) and Tavern-Comrades (SATB)
fl, ob(Eng Hrn) – hrn - timp, perc, pf - str
Tonal, but with some dissonance; melodic
Theodore Presser Company
588 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

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