Actéon, an opera composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, will be performed in the noh style, while the opera Livietta e Tracollo composed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, will be performed in the kyogen style. The stage set will take a form similar to that of noh theater. The operas will feature both noh performers and vocalists, and music will be performed by noh and western musicians. Noh and kyogen are traditional performing arts that Japan is proud to introduce to the world, and opera is a traditional performing art of Europe. This tour is the fruit of a fusion between the essence of Japanese and Western performing arts, and is a new theatrical representation of unprecedented eloquence.
Music Director: Takeshi Kiriyama / Opera Director: Shugo Ikoh
Main cast: Ujin Sakurama (Actéon), Ai Usuki (Livietta), and Tomitaro Zenchiku (Tracollo)
Opera @ Noh-Theatre European Tour Organising Committee
In September 2012, the Opera @ Noh-Theatre European Tour Organising Committee was formed in order to organize the European tour of the Opera @ Noh-Theatre. Opera @ Noh-Theatre first played in Tokyo in June 2011, and received very positive reviews. The committee is led by Center Village Music factory, which has 22 years of experience in planning and producing concerts in Tokyo and other cities in Japan. Also sitting on the committee are performers and back stage staff of prior productions, and industry representatives supporting the tour’s objectives. It is hoped that through the Opera @ Noh-Theatre European Tour, Japan will be able to present to the world a new way of performing opera on stage, and contribute to exchange of Eastern and Western culture and relations between Europe and Japan.
Center Village Music Factory
1-17 Sumiyoshi-cho, Silver Plaza #509, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0065
Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, Paris
Salle de la Madeleine, Geneve
Theater Rigiblick, Zurich
Rolex Learning Center | EPFL, Lausanne