The butterfly effect | Opera


by David Henry Hwang Mr. Butterfly was the first piece composer Huang Ruo saw in America after arriving here in 1996 to study at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. “I went there because I knew Puccini’s opera, he says, and because I knew there was an Asian actor in it. I remember it was very shocking, and it struck me deeply.

Twenty-six years later — and after three previous collaborations — their lyrical version of Mr. Butterfly will become Santa Fe Opera’s 18th world premiere when it opens on Saturday, July 30.

From left to right, René Gallimard (Mark Stone) and Song Liling (Kangmin Justin Kim); photo Curtis Brown for the Santa Fe Opera

Butterfly Effect

Song Liling (Kim); photo Curtis Brown for the Santa Fe Opera


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