In case you missed our Daniel Island debut, the Daniel Island News shared a beautiful review of “Madame Butterfly: The Untold Story” presented at the Blackbaud Atrium on Daniel Island from January 25 to 27.
Produced by yours truly and presented by the South of Broadway Theatre Company, Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini featured acclaimed soloists Nathan Matticks, Vittoria Gilda Miranda, Esther Williams and Jorge Alexander. The program was orchestrated by Daniel Schlosberg and Abdiel Iriarte. Ron Mendola, DIPAC director of music, served as guest conductor.
There were many kind words shared in this feature, but I am most honored and humbled by a quote from Pat Maraziti following the performance as it speaks to my mission to make Charleston a hub for globally acclaimed theatre.
“No need to travel to NYC to the Metropolitan Opera…to experience Puccini’s hauntingly beautiful opera, ‘Madame Butterfly,’” stated Daniel Island resident Pat Maraziti. “Visionary Mary Gould brought an amazingly scaled version to the flower-adorned atrium of the Blackbaud on Daniel Island…Surely, if this production is indicative of the future offerings by Mary and her team, the Daniel Island Performing Arts Center cannot be built soon enough. Bravo!”
I assure you, neighbor, we have plenty in store for you and the Charleston community this year. Stay tuned!