The Bonham Centre’s Artist-in-Residence, Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野, is releasing a new film: The Butterfly Project: The Ballad of Cho-Cho San. In celebration of the film and the Canadian Opera Company’s 2022 planned production of Madama Butterfly, a symposium titled “Grappling with Madama Butterfly Today: Representation, Reclamation, Re-imagination” is being held on February 11th and 12th.
Registration is now open for the film screening and a series of panel discussions, all virtual and free. Find out more and register here.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11
7:00–8:30 PM EST
The Butterfly Project: The Ballad of Cho-Cho San
Teiya Kasahara’s 笠原貞野’s ongoing performance project examines Madama Butterfly and its appropriated Japanese melodies.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12
10:00 AM–1:00 PM EST
Three Panel Discussions
Approaches to Producing Madama Butterfly: Considerations, challenges, and opportunities for 21st-century audiences
Inclusion and the Pathway Forward: Tackling Race and Gender in Opera
Through New Eyes — Tackling Inherited Productions of Madama Butterfly