Internationally acclaimed stars and local favorites Jake & Jill Gardner return to the Forum stage for Puccini's masterpiece Madame Butterfly on October 21st & 23rd, 2011. Jake Gardner, baritone, will sing the role of "Sharpless" and will make a his directorial debut with Tri-Cities Opera as Stage Director for the production. Jill Gardner, soprano, will reprise her stunning portrayal of the title heroine in Madame Butterfly on the Forum stage.
Kyoto Kimono is honored to be working with the Triple Cities Opera and their 2011 production of Madame Butterfly, October 21st and 23rd at The Forum in Binghamton, NY. Many of their kimonos were purchased, donated, or traded to the costume department, and they are happy to assist the staff with ideas on how to marry the traditional kimono style and the more theatrical application.
Kyoto Kimono owner Nancy McDonough began collecting vintage kimono robes in the early 90s in Kyoto, Japan and Kyoto Kimono was then born out of her desire to tell their story. Her unique collection of vintage Japanese garments ranges in date from 1930-70. In addition, wearable accessories, scarves, purses, and totes made from recycled vintage garments are offered in her Japanique Boutique collection.
Kyoto Kimono is an online vintage Japanese garment shop based in upstate New York. For more information, call (607) 765-3960 (9-5. EST) or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, questions, or to place an order.
Tri-Cities Opera has been the cultural centerpiece of the Southern Tier of New York for over fifty years. Founded in 1949 by Peyton Hibbitt and the late Carmen Savoca, this regional opera company enjoys an exceptional reputation in the opera world for its Resident Artist Training Program, beautiful sets and costumes and outstanding opera productions. Telephone 607-729-3444 for more information.
To learn more about Kyoto Kimono, visit http://www.kyotokimono.com.