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Houston Press Podcast: Willie Anthony Waters of the Houston Ebony Opera Guild

Click the buttons below to hear Maestro Willie Anthony Waters discussing the Houston Ebony Opera Guild's upcoming performance of

Madame Butterfly

with Night and Day Editor Olivia Flores Alvarez.

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Maestro Waters will lead the cast, including leading soloists Geraldine McMillan (Madame Butterfly), David Brewer (Pinkerton) and Dorceal Duckens (Sharpless), at tomorrow's "Artful Thursday: Madame Butterfly," a preview of the show with a panel discussion, spotlight performances and a reception with the artists. 6:30 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit www.mfah.org. Free.

A complete production of Madame Butterfly will be performed 8 p.m. Friday, August 24, and Saturday, August 25. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 100 Concert Drive in Hermann Park. For information, call 713-333-2236 or visit www.houstonebonymusic.org. Free.

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