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Santa Fe Opera sets course for 2020 season

The Associated Press
May 08, 2019 06:40 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Santa Fe Opera will stage the world premiere in 2020 of the gender-bending story "M. Butterfly" from playwright and librettist David Henry Hwang.

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Opera General Director Robert Meya announced Wednesday upcoming productions at the open-air summer opera stage.

The new operatic version of "M. Butterfly" is based on the Broadway play about a French diplomat's affair with enigmatic opera star in China. It is scored by Chinese-born Huang Ruo, whose prior work "Dr. Sun Yat-Sen" ran in Santa Fe and was banned in mainland China.

The Santa Fe Opera also is preparing the premiere in 2021 of an opera set in Victorian England based in part on Bram Stroker's "Dracula." Meya says "Lord of the Cries" addressed issues of repression and human nature with contemporary touches that can appeal to younger audiences.

Updated electronic seatback translation equipment has been installed at the opera north of Santa Fe.

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