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Matsukaze
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Opera

Matsukaze

Toshio Hosokawa

Presentation

THE DANCE OF WIND AND RAIN: AN EPHEMERAL BEAUTY

Yuya and Matsukaze are like a bowl of rice,’ as the Japanese saying goes, which suggests that you are no more likely to tire of these two small masterpieces of Noh theatre than you are of eating rice. Matsukaze was Toshio Hosokawa’s third opera, and its very first performance was given at La Monnaie in 2011. In a dreamlike setting, a monk meets the souls of Matsukaze and Murasame, two sisters who were both in love with an exiled nobleman and who, years after their deaths, are still wandering around in the place where they loved, near a pine tree on the beach. The intimist approach that is so typical of Noh theatre sets the tone of this work, performed by just four characters and a small chorus, accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Sasha Waltz has created an enthralling performance that organically fuses music, theatre, and dance, and Barbara Hannigan and Charlotte Hellekant are both brilliant as singers and dancers.

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Cast
Cast

Conductor BASSEM AKIKI
Choreography & director SASHA WALTZ

Set design PIA MAIER SCHRIEVER, CHIHARU SHIOTA
Costumes CHRISTINE BIRKLE
Lighting MARTIN HAUK
Dramaturgy ILKA SEIFERT

Matsukaze BARBARA HANNIGAN
Murasame CHARLOTTE HELLEKANT
Mönch FRODE OLSEN
Fischer KAI-UWE FAHNERT

La Monnaie Chamber Music Orchestra
Sasha Waltz & Guests
Vocalconsort Berlin

PRODUCTION La Monnaie / De Munt, Sasha Waltz & Guests
CO-PRODUCTION Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Teatr Wielki Opera Narodna (Warszawa)

Agenda

Agenda