The “Figaro Trilogy” is made up of Le Barbier de Séville ou la précaution inutile, Le Nozze di Figaro, and The Guilty Mother. Both Le Barbier de Séville ou la précaution inutile (composed by Rossini) and Le Nozze di Figaro (composed by Mozart) were adaptations of plays by Beaumarchais, and therefore featured many of the same characters; but because the two composers had different points of view, the same characters had different vocal ranges in the different operas and it was extremely rare for the same singer to perform the same role from one opera to the next. However, this opera, titled Le Nozze del Barbiere di Siviglia (The Marriage of the Barber of Seville), reconstructs Le Barbier de Séville ou la précaution inutil and Le Nozze di Fig as a play of reminiscence, with the two works recreated as a single opera.
Directors: Tetsu Taoshita / June Iyeda
Music director: Takuya Nemoto
Performing artists: Koya Muramatsu, Toru Onuma, Sachie Konno, Kiyoko Yamaguchi, Shuhei Itoga, Yasuhiro Yamamoto, Kei Yonashiro, Hiroshi Kuroda, Makiko Yoshime, Sonoka Daigo, Ema Aoki, Akiko Gouke, Hirohisa Sannohe, Yoko Hayashi, Miki Ishochi, Masashi Mori, Tadahiro Masujima
Piano: Ayako Takada, Takako Yazaki
【TETSU TAOSHITA THEATRE COMPANY】
The foundational principle of this company is to “pursue the artistry and social nature of performing arts in contemporary Japan through actual performances, against the background of the international performing arts scene.” In terms of artistry, based on the theme “creating new classical productions that can be performed even 100 years later,” the company aims to create universal works that can be understood throughout the world, rather than works consumed in a fleeting way. In terms of social nature, it emphasizes the process of creation rather than just performance, and develops activities which consider ways of engaging with society. Producing high-quality performances–especially operas, musical theater and straight plays–the company is committed to contributing to the development of performing arts.
TETSU TAOSHITA THEATRE COMPANY
#605, 5-4-35, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Istituto Italiano di Cultura（Chiyoda City, Tokyo）
“Umberto Agnelli” Hall