Twins Talk Theatre

Twins Cynthia Hennon Marino and Stacy Hennon Stone host a weekly podcast talking to the people behind the curtains. Take a trip back stage to learn what it takes to put on a production: design process, music study and execution, paperwork, meetings, management, unions, and all the excitement backstage that the audience doesn’t get to see. Enjoy the show!

061 - Opera Columbus Madama Butterfly - Part 2

November 30th, 2018


In part 2 of our discussion with the Madama Butterfly team at Opera Columbus we learn why director Crystal Manich has stopped using the word "traditional" and started thinking "traditional production approach" to differentiate the "tradition" of the staging vs the "tradition" of the music.   And how she finds the heightened moments of the opera to help tell the psychological story of the characters and their relationship.  This team has given us hope for the future of the classics.




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