Butterfly

Video slideshow of Heidi Lauren Duke's production of Butterfly's Trouble, a chamber adaptation of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Voice Afire Productions. 2012.

Produced by Voice Afire, this was a retelling of the Butterfly story through the eyes of Butterfly's grown son, Trouble, upon his return to Japan after World War II and the bombing of Nagasaki.
 
Puccini's score and new dialogue - using text from the original Belasco play - is arranged for a small instrumental ensemble, two singers and one actor, who plays several parts.
 
Photography by Ken Howard.

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