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[Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Channel] Operatic Performance: Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch

2021 Jan.29 (Fri)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Performing Arts Creation Project
Operatic Performance: Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch

The masterpiece of Lied performed in an operatic style: truly fabulous and precious things lie in simplicity, but never in fanciness.

Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch is said to be one of the uppermost lied works.
This work was designed as an operatic drama (love story) featuring a man and a woman, shuffling the order of all 46 pieces in this song book. The performance illustrates the songs’ strong emotions in a new form with a unique collaboration between a male and female pair of singers and that of dancers. The director puts his utmost trust in the performers, as the singers are experts of German lied and the dancers are up-and-coming in the contemporary field.
Enjoy the video recording of the performance filled with the love dedicated to the lieder for a long time by the sought-after stage director IWATA Tatsuji.

For the detail of the music program, please refer to the booklet distributed on the day of the performance.
Booklet (PDF)

Performed on Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 15:00
Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Available to stream (TBD): Fri, Jan 29 18:00– JST/UTC+9


Hugo WOLF: Italienisches Liederbuch (Italian Songbook)

Directed and Created by
IWATA Tatsuji

Performed by
Soprano: OITA Yuko
Baritone: KOMORI Teruhiko
Piano: IDE Norihiko

Stage design: MATSUO Hiroko
Costume design: MAEDA Ayako
Lighting design: OSHIMA Masao [Art Stage Lighting Group Inc.]
Choreography: YAMAMOTO Yu
Stage manager: ONITA Masahiko

Production: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

Organizer: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Official Platinum Partner: Ueno Seiyoken