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Truly Fascinating

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 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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SANTA FE OPERA

NEW MEXICO

GIACOMO PUCCINI

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

ITALY

FRANCE

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

UNITED KINGDOM

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

THE MAGIC FLUTE

AUSTRIA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CHRISTINE BREWER

JUDITH CHRISTIN

KEITH JAMESON

PAUL GROVES

WAYNE TIGGES

LAWRENCE RENES

LEONARD SLATKIN

ANDREA SILVESTRELLI

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