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Opera20th Anniversary ProductionMatsukaze

20th Anniversary

2017/2018 Season
NEW PRODUCTION


Music by HOSOKAWA Toshio
Opera in 1 Act
Sung in German with Japanese surtitles
OPERA HOUSE

16 Feb. - 18 Feb., 2018

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Running time is approx. 1 hour 30 mins with no interval

A production by Sasha Waltz & Guests commissioned by the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in coproduction with Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera and in cooperation with Berliner Staatsoper.
The production »Matsukaze« is funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation.
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Sasha Waltz & Guests is funded by the state of Berlin.

HOSOKAWA Toshio is highly regarded internationally as a composer of today. The New National Theatre Tokyo presents a HOSOKAWA opera for the first time. "Matsukaze" which libretto by Hannah DÜBGEN is based on a classic Noh play of the same name, of which HOSOKAWA composed a one-act, five-scene opera. It was first staged in May 2011 at la Monnaie, Brussels, produced by one of the world's top choreographers, Sasha WALTZ. WALTZ had already undertaken the choreography and production for the operas "Médée" and "Dido and Aeneas", which portray the fate of two women of the ancient world, bringing together music, dance and voice to establish what is called choreographic opera. Sasha WALTZ's first production of "Matsukaze" was a joint venture with la Monnaie, the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, and the Grand Theatre in Warsaw, with the cooperation of the Berlin State Opera. It received accolades in the Financial Times for "the 80 minutes of the performance pass all too quickly" thanks to the naturalness and subtle elegance of HOSOKAWA's music, an innovativeness of performance giving unity of expression to dance and voice, and the artistic effectiveness of SHIOTA Chiharu's installation through which the dead and living come and go. For its ambitious programme that began with this production of "Matsukaze", la Monnaie was chosen as Opera House of the Year that year by Opernwelt magazine.

This first ever staging in Japan of "Matsukaze" sees Ilse EERENS and Charlotte HELLEKANT play Matsukaze and her sister Murasame-difficult roles in terms of both the singing and acting. Grigory SHKARUPA is in the role of the mendicant monk, and the conducting is by David Robert COLEMAN. The dance is by Sasha WALTZ and guests, and the vocal ensemble is provided by the chorus of the New National Theatre Tokyo.



Staff

Conductor David Robert COLEMAN

Production and Choreographer Sasha WALTZ 1

Set Design Pia MAIER SCHRIEVER 2
        SHIOTA Chiharu 3

Costume Design Christine BIRKLE

Lighting Design Martin HAUK

Dramaturgy Ilka SEIFERT


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Cast

Matsukaze Ilse EERENS 4

Murasame Charlotte HELLEKANT 5

Der Mönch Grigory SHKARUPA 6

Der Fischer HAGIWARA Jun 7


Vocal Ensemble New National Theatre Chorus

Orchestra Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

Dance Sasha Waltz & Guests


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Schedule

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Booking Opens

Saturday, 7th October 2017, 10:00 am (GMT+8:00)

Tickets

SABCD
¥16,200 ¥12,960 ¥8,640 ¥6,480 ¥3,240

Tax included

The New National Theatre,
Tokyo Box Office:

+81-(0)3-5352-9999

10:00 - 18:00

Tickets are sold via the website of PIA Corporation.

Concession Prices (students, juniors, seniors, groups)
Under 15s discounts and Z Seats (Day Tickets) are available online. Other types of discount tickets are not available online. Please inquire at the Box Office or by telephone. (+81-(0)3-5352-9999 10:00 - 18:00)

Booking Z seats (Day Tickets) 1,620 yen
Z seats are available online from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on the day of the performance. One ticket per person.

Please Note

  • No admittance to pre-school children. Each child older than this age requires a ticket for entry, even when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Tickets may not be changed or refunded except in the case of a cancelled performance.
  • A special discount price is available for disabled guests. Please inquire at the Box Office for details.
  • Users of wheelchairs are requested to contact the Box Office before coming to the theatre.
  • Preferred seats may not be available on the first day of ticket sales.

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