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AMORE E PSICHE, Spectacle in the styles of Pasticcio and Singspiel, based on Lucius Apuleius “Asinus aureus.”

  • Organization : NIPPON STEEL Arts Foundation
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Music


Due to concerns over the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and in consideration of the health and safety of participants and staff members, this program was canceled.

Taking the theme of the Greek myth of Amore e Psiche, the producers of this show were inspired by pasticcio or pastiche (a traditional method of creating opera from reworked existing operatic works) and the Singspiel style of opera, assembling these elements with Baroque music to create a new stage spectacle, a Gesamtkunstwerk-like combination of performing art genres. Under the direction of opera singer Tadashi Miroku, this extravaganza incorporates and fuses elements of Noh, an art embodying the spiritual cornerstone of the Japanese, as well as Japanese dance and music.


NIPPON STEEL Arts Foundation

Established in 1994 with the aim of fostering talented musicians in the field of both Western and Japanese music, sponsoring concerts and other musical events and supporting notable musical activities from its operating base of Kioi Hall.
The foundation contributes to the further development of music culture in Japan through the planning and production of performances that contribute to the popularization and continuation of classical music and traditional Japanese music, and the implementation of various related systems.


Manager, Production Section
NIPPON STEEL Arts Foundation
Tel: +81-(0)3-5276-4500
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Kioi Hall, Chiyoda City, Tokyo