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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Tokyo, Japan

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TokyoSuntory Hall Summer Festival 2019: Written on Skin

Benjamin: Written on Skin
Kazushi Ono; Shizuka Hariu; Susanne Elmark; Andrew Schroeder; Daichi Fujiki

TokyoFidelio

Beethoven: Fidelio
Paavo Järvi; Michael Schade; Takaoki Onishi; Wolfgang Koch; Franz-Josef Selig

TokyoSuntory Hall Summer Festival 2019: Renaud Capuçon & Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

Berg, Jarrell, Yokoi
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra; Pascal Rophé; Renaud Capuçon

TokyoSuntory Hall Summer Festival 2019: The 29th Competition of Yasushi Akutagawa Suntory Award for Music Composition

Mogi
New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra; Yoichi Sugiyama; Unknown

TokyoVeronika Eberle & Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Kazushi Ono; Veronika Eberle

TokyoAlban Gerhardt, Sebastian Weigle & Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra

Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra; Sebastian Weigle; Alban Gerhardt
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Turandot in Tokyo: A bold reimagining of the ending

Irene Theorin (Turandot), Eri Nakamura (Liù) and Teodor Ilincăi (Calaf) © Masahiko Terashi / New National Theatre, Tokyo 2019
Alex Ollé focuses in the princess's trauma to provide a back story for Puccini’s problematic last opera; Eri Nakamura captivates the New National Theatre audience.
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Kuss Quartet’s Beethoven tour with Paganini-loved instruments

The Kuss Quartet © Suntory Hall
The Kuss Quartet played the full cycle of Beethoven string quartets in five concerts. With the legendary "Paganini set" of four Stradivarius instruments, these turned out to be special days.
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Nourishes spirit and cultivating the future

Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Anri Tsukiji and the Chamber Music Academy Ensemble © Suntory Hall
Mr Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi had wisdom and depth in his sound, while the young were eager and energetic.
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Heavenly Mussorgsky from Japan's Newspaper Orchestra

Cornelius Meister © Marco Borggreve
One of Japan’s leading orchestras, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, turned in performances of two warhorses as different as night and day. In between came a revelation in the form of a young cellist destined for greatness.
****1
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Drama in Verdi's orchestration: Muti conducts Rigoletto excerpts

Riccardo Muti conducts excerpts from Rigoletto © Spring Festival in Tokyo | Satoshi Aoyagi
As the culmination of Muti's Italian Opera Academy in Tokyo, the maestro conducted a model performance of selected excerpts from Rigoletto in the main hall of Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.

Cambreling's farewell: a programme of French connections in Tokyo

Sylvain Cambreling © Marco Borggreve
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra's Sunday matinee, which was the final concert for its outgoing Principal Conductor Sylvain Cambreling, had many French connections.
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