This piece is dedicated to Yoshiko Matsumoto Brelsford who was John M. Castagna’s friend and mentor for gourmet food, fine wine and opera. The two music selections were Yoshiko’s favorite arias.
A strong sense of connection between Ida, Victor and John made for a fulfilling collaboration and exploration. The work was filmed at Mimoda Studio in LA with the support of Yasha Michelson.
Choreography: John M. Castagna
Dancer: Ida Nowakowska
Piano arrangement and Pianist: Harout Senekermian
Music: Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and Verdi’s Il Trovatore
Costume Design: Anda Bernovska
Cinematography: Victor Panovv
Choreography mentor: Stefan Wenta
Special Thanks: Yasha Michelson & Mimoda Studio