Thursday, May 7, 2009

Madama Butterfly: A Sneak Peek

Madama Butterfly opens on Saturday and all week long we've been busy in technical rehearsals. Below you will find a selection of images from the past few nights of rehearsals.

I'd forgotten how much I liked this production, the space defined by shoji screens, darkness and light. The balance of Eastern and Western aesthetics and poor Cio-Cio-San caught in the middle of it all.

If you've already seen this production I'd still say come see it again. Patricia Racette really brings a new dimension to the opera and the supporting cast all rises to the occasion.

But why write when we have pictures. Sweet glorious pictures.

All photos are by Ken Howard.
- Edward

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