ArtsWatch Audio: Kelly Kaduce and Christian Smith talk about Portland Opera’s ‘Madame Butterfly’

Portland Opera's Madame Butterfly runs this weekend and next at Keller Auditorium

Oregon ArtsWatch’s latest podcast features the director and one of the stars of Portland Opera’s current production of Puccini’s 1904 classic, Madame Butterfly, directed by Christian Smith and conducted by Anne Manson. Guest interlocutor Angela Allen interviews Smith, who directs a production created for New York City Opera in 1967 by Frank Corsaro, and soprano Kelly Kaduce, who sings the title role of Cio-Cio-San.

OAW Audio Madame Butterfly

 

Kelly Kaduce in the title role of Madame Butterfly

The show runs at Portland’s Keller Auditorium at 7:30 pm Friday, February 3, Thursday, February 9 , and Saturday, February 11, with a 2 pm matinee on Sunday, February 5. Tickets are available at Portland Opera Box Office, 503-241-1802, toll-free 866-739-6737. OAW thanks PO’s Julia Sheridan for arranging the interviews, and our guests for taking the time to talk to OAW readers and listeners.

Here’s a bonus video from Kaduce’s 2010 appearance in a quite different production of Butterfly.

 

 

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