Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Butterfly's Trouble at Festival

Awesome! Truly Awesome! On July 28 Voice Afire put on Butterfly's Trouble, Act II at the Festival of the Sound. It received a well-deserved standing ovation.

Inga Filippova-Williams as Cho-Cho-San was stupendous,

as were Michael Marino as B. F. Pinkerton and Colin Fox as Butterfly's adult son, Trouble.
And hats off to the band: Sergei Nikonov on violin, Colleen Cook on clarinet, Paul Widner on cello, and Chris Donnelly at the keyboard. Karen Wood, as director, did a miraculous job.

Check it out on Youtube:
Selections from:
Act II Part 1a:
Act II Part 1b:
Act II Part 2:

Butterfly's Trouble uses material from both Puccini's opera, Madama Butterfly, and David Belasco's play, Madame Butterfly. Do let me know what you think of the net result.