Jul 5, 2019
On this episode, I talk to the two principal women in Madama Butterfly: Raquel González, who plays the title role, and Annie Rosen, who plays the role of Suzuki, Butterfly’s maid and companion. Raquel and Annie share how they develop the rapport necessary to portray this close relationship onstage and what they’ve learned about how to play characters of another race without fear and with respect. We also talk about lighter things like “propography” and the necessity of knee pads - and the more serious issues that the final scene of Madama Butterfly brings to the surface.
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