Toshio Hosokawa takes inspiration from the Japanese Noh tradition for this intimate and dream-like opera, relating the passion of two sisters, Matsukaze and Murasame, for a nobleman in exile. The soprano Barbara Hannigan incarnates an unforgettable Matsukaze, dancing like a madwoman beyond death, with superbly honed staging by Sasha Waltz.
Opera by Toshio Hosokawa (born in 1955). Libretto by Hannah Dübgen based on the noh play by Zeami. Created at La Monnaie / De Munt in Bruxelles the 3rd of may 2011.
Conductor David Robert Coleman
Director and choreography Sasha Waltz
Danced & created by Sasha Waltz & Guests
Scenography Pia Maier Schriever, Chiharu Shiota
Costumes Christine Birkle
Lights Martin Hauk
Dramaturgy llka Seifert
Matsukaze Barbara Hannigan
Murasame Charlotte Hellekant
The Monk Frode Olsen
The fisherman Kai-Uwe Fahnert
And the dancers
Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola
Tu 30 september
Meeting with the team of artists
following the performance.
Fr 3 october 6 p.m
Hosokawa and Noh Theatre
With Toshio Hosokawa (composer), Ilka Seifert (dramaturge), facilitated by Florent Caron, composer and professor.
Entrance via the Ticket Office / free admission with reservation 1 month in advance
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Tu 1st october 6 p.m
Japan forever !
Atsushi Sakaï viola da gamba
Maria Savastano soprano
We 22 april 6 p.m
Hosokawa and the shô
Naomi Sato shô
Piet Van Bockstal oboe
Annie Lavoisier harp
Gerrit Nulens percussions
With Ictus soloist.
Sung in german
Surtitled in french
Individual ticket sales start the 14th june at 9 a.m.
Coproduction Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa (Warsaw),
in collaboration with the Staatsoper Berlin.
Sasha Waltz & Guests company is subsidized by the Land of Berlin.
The production Matsukaze is subsidized by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.
With the support of Air France and the Consulate of Japan in Lille