Friday, November 7, 2008

Butterfly Rehearsals, Day 4

Last night was the first meeting of the Madison Opera High School Apprenticeship Program. The apprentices were treated to a rehearsal of the opening section of Madama Butterfly:

Three of Madison Opera's High School Apprentices at rehearsal

Goro (Jason Ferrante) presents the maid Suzuki (Heather Johnson), a cook, and a servant to Lt. Pinkerton to go along with the house he will rent in Nagasaki

These dancer/actors practice the Suzuki method in preparation for their job as "kurogo" in Madama Butterfly. In traditional Japaense Kabuki theater, "kurogo" means "onstage assistant." Click here for a more detailed explanation.

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