Click here to watch General Director Allan Naplan’s Madama Butterfly preview, filmed at Opera Up Close on Nov. 16 in the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. (Scroll down the linked page to find the video). This is a great way to enhance your operatic experience, with fascinating history on Puccini’s life and works, hints on what to listen for in the opera, a detailed exploration of designer Jun Kaneko’s aesthetic, and discussions with our conductor Leonardo Vordoni and director Leslie Swackhamer. You can also watch Opera Up Close on Madison City Channel 12 (analog basic channel 98 and digital channel 994) the following dates and times:
- Sunday, Nov. 23 at 10 pm
- Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 2 pm
- Friday, December 5 at 8 pm
Opera Up Close: The Cosi fan Tutte Preview will take place on Sunday, March 1, 2009 from 4-6 p.m. in the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.