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Sunday Concert: Robert Krupnick
January 26, 2020, 2:00 PM

$10 donation requested

The Seven Stage Metamorphosis of a Butterfly: Mark Tiarks on M. Butterfly
February 13, 2020, 5:30 PM

Free for Santa Fe Opera Guild members, $10 for non-members
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When M. Butterfly premieres during the Santa Fe Opera’s 2020 season, it will be an opera that’s based on a play that’s based on an opera that’s based on a play that’s based on a short story that’s based on a novel. This talk by Mark Tiarks looks at the complex genesis of this new piece, beginning with Pierre Loti’s 1887 novel Madame Chrysanthème and John Luther Long’s 1898 short story inspired by Madame Butterfly. Impresario David Belasco adapted the short story for the New York stage, where it was an unexpected smash hit in 1900. Puccini saw the play in London and insisted on securing the rights for his 1904 opera Madama Butterfly. David Henry Hwang, in turn, used it as inspiration for his 1988 Tony Award-winning play M. Butterfly. Along the way there were film adaptations of the opera (including one without Puccini’s music which starred Cary Grant as Pinkerton!) and of Hwang’s play, starring Jeremy Irons. M. Butterfly has been given new life as an opera by librettist Hwang and composer Huang Ruo.

Sunday Concert: Brian Hutchinson
February 23, 2020, 2:00 PM

$10 donation requested

Sunday Concert: Todd
March 22, 2020, 2:00 PM

$10 donation requested

Sunday Concert: Kathleen McIntosh
April 26, 2020, 2:00 PM

$10 donation requested

Sunday Concert: Kelly Johnson
May 24, 2020, 2:00 PM

$10 donation requested

Sunday Concert: Karina
June 28, 2020, 2:00 PM

$10 donation requested

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