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M. Butterfly by David Hwang

M. Butterfly, Santa Fe Opera 2020 Season

M. Butterfly, Santa Fe Opera 2020 Season

M. BUTTERFLY

Libretto by David Henry Hwang

Music by Huang Ruo

Don’t miss this highly anticipated World Premiere Opera.

Rene Gallimard, a civil servant at the French embassy in Beijing, falls in love with a beautiful Chinese opera singer named Song Liling, who holds two shocking secrets, both of which eventually bring Gallimard professional and personal ruin. Broadway’s smash hit is transformed to operatic form.

"IT SEEMED TIME TO FINALLY EMBARK UPON MY DREAM OF BRINGING 'M. BUTTERFLY' BACK TO THE WORLD OF OPERA...HUANG RUO AND I BELIEVE IT WILL ALLOW THIS STORY TO TAKE WING, MORE BEAUTIFULLY AND POWERFULLY THAN EVER BEFORE." -LIBRETTIST DAVID HENRY HWANG

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An American Soldier by David Hwang

On October 3, 2011, Chinese-American Army Pvt. Danny Chen was found dead in a guard tower at his base in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Based on his story, and drawing from the ensuing courts-martial of Chen's fellow soldiers, An American Soldier explores what happens when the very people who are supposed to protect you in a combat zone become your enemy.

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Aida by David Hwang

Heather Headley and the original Broadway cast of Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA_ photo by Joan Marcus. ©DISNEY 2000.

Heather Headley and the original Broadway cast of Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA_ photo by Joan Marcus. ©DISNEY 2000.

Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang

Aida is based on Giuseppe Verdi's Italian-language opera of the same name, and was written with Linda Woolverton and Robert Falls.

At the Nile’s edge, the enslaved Nubian princess, Aida becomes romantically entangled with the Egyptian captain, Radames, who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love grows deeper, Aida is forced to find balance between her heart’s yearning for Radames, and her responsibility to lead her people.

After opening at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in 2000, Aida ran on Broadway for four years, and was nominated for numerous awards including a Drama Desk Award, a Grammy award and five Tonys. It has gone to numerous national and international tours.

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