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New Meetup: Puccini's Opera Madama Butterfly!!:)

From: erika
Sent on: Sunday, September 26, 2010 2:21 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Bay Area Classical Music Meetup!

What: Puccini's Opera Madama Butterfly!!:)

When: Friday, November 5,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $2.00 per person

Where: War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street,
San Francisco, CA

Dear Opera Lovers,

You might have seen my event posting for Opera Marriage of Figaro... Yeah, then all of a sudden it disappeared and found no trace, right? Well, b/c i wasn't having a good karma w/ Figaro(That ruthless man!!), i had to cancel the event. But wait, this doesn't mean i am backing out on other exciting opera events for the season. It just hasn't begun on the right foot, that's all. Ok, getting down to the bottom line: What about Puccini's Madama Butterfly?? Details are as below:

Madama Butterfly
San Francisco Opera

The great tragic love story returns in a classic new-to-San Francisco production by Broadway legend Harold Prince (Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera). Svetla Vassileva sings the title role in October, a young Japanese geisha who falls for a charismatic but callous American sailor (tenor Stefano Secco). The Times of London praised the soprano?s "beautifully free and unencumbered voice?capable of the most intimate pianissimo but also riding the whole orchestra with ease." Daniella Dess?, a singer praised by Opera News for her ?penetrating, extravagant, unabashedly emotional? voice, sings the title role for November performances.

Prince's staging, created for Lyric Opera of Chicago and infused with touches of traditional Japanese theater, "remains one of the most beautiful in Lyric?s repertory" (Opera News). Music Director Nicola Luisotti "mixes Puccini?s colors strongly and fearlessly, so that the collision of East and West is even more menacing than Puccini knew" (The Times of London).

Venue: War Memorial Opera House
Date: November 5,[masked]:00 PM
City: San Francisco
Price Range: $60 and up
Tickets: (415)[masked]
*As of now(9/24) there are still seats available @$60 the cheapest (Yes, it's A-cast performance incl. Daniella Dessi), and if we get enough number of people, i think we can get group discount (15% off if 10 or more; 30% off if 30 or more). But we need to act quickly since tix are selling like crazy... based on my experience w/ Figaro! So, let me know ASAP!

@ 6p
Bodega Bistro(Vietnamese/French)
607 Larkin St. (Eddy St.) San Francisco, CA 94109.
It's within walking distance from opera house. So, we'll hop over together after dinner. Let me know if you are coming to dinner on your rsvp. Thanks.

**Note: This meetup will be charging $2 per member. Please send me a check for $2 to: PO Box 5056, Pleasanton, CA 94566-0556. Write your profile name on memo and date of the event. Thanks!

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