La Finta Giardiniera (The Pretend Garden-Girl)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
This production was supported by the Austrian Culture Center and Japanese Culture Center to celebrate the one hundred forty years of friendship between two nations.
The new style of opera “Operakugo” was created using a combination of Mozart's opera, which is one of the most famous Austrian composer’s music and Rakugo, the Japanese traditional theatre.
It was like a marriage of Austrian and Japanese Cultures.
Music Director : Joji Hattori
Directing and Set Design : Anna Etsuko Tsuri
Il Podestà : Seiji Ishikawa / Sandrina : Mara Mastalir / Il Conte Belfiore : Masatoshi Uehara / Arminda : Tomoko Takahashi / Ramiro : Hermine Haselboeck / Serpetta : Kayoko Matsuo / Nardo : Kazuhisa Tashiro / Monologue : Shinsuke Kokontei
Stage Manager : Seiichi Yagi / Lighting design : Kazuhiro Naruse / Costume : Kozue Hibino (Cooperation with Saitokinen Festival Matsumoto) / Makeup : Yasuko Hoshino / Assistant Conductor : Jun Iisaka, Takuya Nemoto / Language Coach : Anouschka Lara / Assistant Stage Director : Sachi Nemoto / Management : Shukuminetto Ltd. / Cooperation : Tokyo Opera Production / Supervisor : Fumiko Takenaka / Chamber Orchester : Tokyo Ensemble (General Direktor: Joji Hattori)
January 5 and 6 2009 at 18:30 at New National Theatre Tokyo, The Pit in Japan