Thi is the fourth production of Madam Butterfly I've seen by WA Opera. I think I'm going to need some help...
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Don't get me wrong, Madam Butterfly is an amazing opera and Puccini's music gets me every time (mental note must remember to take tissues). But there is only so many times I can sit through the same production (yes it is the Andrew Sinclair production AGAIN) without getting cynical.
The creative team is interesting: incoming artistic director Joseph Colaneri will be conducting, my current fav mezzo Fiona Campbell will sing Suzuki and American soprano Kelly Kaduce stars as Cio Cio San.
Opera News magazine describes Kaduce as having "plangent, amber-toned soprano, glamour girl looks and artless, affecting
dramatic style." Her signature role is Mimi (La Boheme) and she has sung Madam Butterfly with Michigan Opera Theatre, Portland Opera and Boston Lyric Opera among others.
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