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Performing Arts Creation Project The 400-year-old Castrato

There is a limit to our life span. How would your life be different if you could live forever? This story is about a man who lived for 400 years.

Date Sat, Feb 15, 2020 16:00 (Open 15:30)
Venue

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre Opera TBK productions Concert


Flyer (PDF)

Original concept, music selection

Daichi Fujiki


Script, direction, and set design

Jo Taira


Music direction, composition, arrangement

Masanori Kato


Artists

Countertenor: Daichi Fujiki


Piano: Masanori Kato


Reading: Baku Owada, Miho Owada


Violin: Tatsuki Narita *1st prize and Audience Award of String Section at the 5th Tokyo Music Competition


Violin: Natsumi Tsuboi *1st prize and Audience Award of String Section at the 12th Tokyo Music Competition


Viola: Ayako Tahara *1st prize and Audience Award of String Section at the 11th Tokyo Music Competition


Cello: Tatsuki Sasanuma *2nd prize of String Section at the 12th Tokyo Music Competition


Program

Act1


 


Victoria: Jesu dulcis memoria


English folk song: Greensleeves


Monteverdi: “Ritornello” from the opera “L’incoronazione di Poppea”


Vivaldi: “Vedrò con mio diletto” from the opera “Il Giustino”


J.S.Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV1048-1st movement


Händel: “Fammi combattere” from the opera “Orlando”


Haydn: String Quartet No.62 in C major, Op.76 “Emperor”-2nd movement


Beethoven: Adelaïde, Op.46


Mozart: Motet “Ave verum corpus”, K618


Mozart: Recitative and aria “Ombra felice! … Io ti lascio”, K255


Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op.44-3rd movement


J.Strauss II: “Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein” from the operetta “Die Fledermaus”


Dvorak: Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, Op.81, B155-3rd movement


Rachmaninov: Vocalise from 14 Songs, Op.34-14


 


Act2


 


Vieuxtemps: Souvenir d’Amerique on “Yankee Doodle”, Op.17


Poulenc: La Belle Jeunesse from “Chansons gaillardes”, FP42-7


Masanori Kato: Scene music


Barber: Agnus Dei, Op.11


Mahler: Symphony No.6 in A minor-3rd movement


Masanori Kato: Inexistant Gardens


Makiko Kinoshita: Kamome (Seagull)


Händel: “Pena Tiranna” from the opera “Amadigi di Gaula”


Hymn: God be with you till we meet again


Masanori Kato (Lyrics by Keisuke Takahashi): Taeru Kotonaku Utau Uta-An Eternally Song (World Premiere)


Creators

Costume design: Emi Masuda


Lighting design: Naoto Inaba


Sound engineer: Hisashi Aoki


Stage director: Takahiro Sugawara


Assistant director: Akiko Inayama


PhotoDaichi Fujiki, Original concept, music selection, and countertenor performance
PhotoJo Taira, Script, direction, and set design
PhotoMasanori Kato, Music direction, composition, arrangement, and piano performance
PhotoBaku Owada, Reading
PhotoMiho Owada, Reading

Tickets

Prices (tax included)

S5,500yen A3,850yen B2,200yen Pre-sale sold out


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Membership Subscribers S4,900yen A3,450yen


Seniors aged 65 and above S4,900yen


Persons with disabilities S4,900yen (same price applied to one companion)


Under-26s S3,300yen A2,350yen


*Seat B and discount tickets are only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office. Valid ID required.


[Door tickets]


Tickets not available.


On Sale Date

Sat, Oct 19, 2019


Advance sale for Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Membership Subscribers: Sat, Oct 12, 2019


Box Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office


Ticket PIA


eplus


Lawson Ticket


Other Information

*The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
*Pre-school children are not allowed to attend this performance.
*Child care service is available. (Reservation and fee required. A limited number of children are accepted.)
Event Child Care Service: Mothers 0120-788-222
Reservation must be made by 17:00 on Fri, Feb 7.

Organizers

The Tokyo Bunka Kaikan operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture


Inquiries

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production Section +81-3-3828-2111