A Santa Fe Opera digest, including
the recent Kaye Edition of 'The Tales of Hoffmann',
by MARIA NOCKIN
The Santa Fe Opera takes place in an open-sided theater high in the mountains of New Mexico, the state known as The Land of Enchantment. Performances begin as the sun casts its red and gold glow on the surrounding mountains and the back of the stage is open for some of the productions, allowing the night sky to be part of the decor.
On Monday 2 August 2010, the work performed was Puccini's Madama Butterfly in a relatively traditional production by Lee Blakeley. He told the story in an understandable manner, although one might question why Butterfly's child waved the bloody knife at the end. Jean-Marc Puissant's scenery included a practical revolving house for the couple and Brigitte Reiffenstuel's costumes were an attractive mix of kimonos and western dress...
Copyright © 11 August 2010