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Lady Sarashina (2007) info


Opera in one act (in English)
Text from diary of Lady Sarashina, Year 1008, Japan
English translation: Ivan Morris, Penguin Classics Ed. 1975
Libretto: Mari Mezei
Duration: 52 min.

4 singers (soprano, mezzo, alt, baritone)
Orchestra:
2 fl (both + Piccolo, second + altfl.), 1 ob (+ Eng.horn), 3 clar. (third + basscl.),
2 bassoon (second + contrabassoon),1 sax (S-A-T-Bar),
Winds: 3 - 2- 3- 1, 2 percussion, 1 harp, 1 sampler keyboard
Strings: 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2
Commissioned by Opera National de Lyon
Premiere: 4 March, 2008 Opera National de Lyon
Director: Ushio Amagatsu
conducted by Peter Eötvös
Edition Ricordi Munich

 

Premiere

Opera Nationa de Lyon, France
Premiere: 4 March, 2008
Further performances: 7, 11, 16 March 2008

Stage, light: Ushio Amagatsu
Scene: Natsuyuki Nakanishi
Costume: Sayoko Yamaguchi, Masatomo Ota
Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Alejo Perez

Cast:
Mireille Delunsch - Lady Sarashina
Peter Bording - Baritone
Ilse Eerens - Soprano
Salomé Kammer - Mezzo

 

Paris Opera Comique, France
14, 17, 18 February, 2009

Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Alejo Perez
Stage, light: Ushio Amagatsu
Scene: Natsuyuki Nakanishi
Costume: Masatomo Ota

Cast:
Mary Plazas - Lady Sarashina
Peter Bording - Baritone
Ilse Eerens - Soprano
Salomé Kammer - Mezzo


Polish premiere
Teatre Wielki,  Warsaw, Poland
Performances:
7, 9, 11, 12, 14 April 2013

Opera de Lyon production
Stage, light: Ushio Amagatsu
Scene: Natsuyuki Nakanishi
Costume: Masatomo Ota
Conductor: Christian Schumann

Cast:
Anu Komsi - Lady Sarashina
Peter Bording - Baritone
Ilse Eerens - Soprano
Salomé Kammer - Mezzo

 
Hungarian premiere
Franz Liszt Academy of Music Budapest

17, 19 October, Budapest, Hungary
Conductor: Gregory Vajda
Stage Director: András Almási-Tóth
Singers: Imai Ayane, Yoshida Makiko, Zavaros Eszter, Maurice Lenhard
Budapest Strings
Costume: Lisztopád Krisztina
Coreography: Lázár Eszter

 

Portoguese premiere
Sao Luiz Teatro Municipal
24, 25, 26 October, Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra
Conductor: Pedro Amaral
Stage Director: Rares Zaharia
Singers: Imai Ayane, Carla Caramujo, Cátia Moreso, Peter Bording

 

Italian premiere
Triennale di Milano

Hungarian Opera Festival
4 September, 2015
Conductor: Gregory Vajda
Singers: Imai Ayane, Yoshida Makiko, Zavaros Eszter, Maurice Lenhard

 

Vienna Muth Theater
Production: Franz Liszt Academy of Music Budapest
Stage: András Almási-Tóth
Conductor: Gregory Vajda
Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra