Tag Archives: Madame Butterfly

From the Artistic Desk of Jonathan Pell – Venice

by Jonathan Pell

  The chandelier in the auditorium of the Teatro la fenice. I have come to Venice for a few days and attended performances of MADAME BUTTERFLY with different casts on successive nights. This new production was abstract and highly stylized, with a white cyclorama that also covered the stage floor, sort of like an old […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 11

by Megan Meister

Today’s auditions were a mix of singers already under management and then several members of the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Program.  I only heard a total of 12 singers today because people were ill which led to several cancellations. The most interesting singer today was an Estonian mezzo named Kai Ruutel, who is […]

Butterflies Over Santa Fe

by Suzanne Calvin

Those unlucky enough to have missed the Dallas Opera’s outstanding season finale, “Madame Butterfly,” are getting something of a second chance at Santa Fe where two of the four leads are currently starring in the latest version of Puccini’s classic heartbreaker. Once again, according to Dallas Morning News Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell, tenor Brandon […]