This event has been postponed until Fall 2020.
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A legendary Japanese scholar, TENSHIN OKAKURA, best known for "The BOOK of TEA", wrote his only opera libretto, "THE WHITE FOX" in Boston (1913), which became a phantom opera for nearly one century. An internationally acclaimed conductor/composer, HIDEAKI HIRAI, finally completed as 3-act opera, translated in Japanese, which made a sensational success in the World premiere performance in Myoko, Japan (2013). Featuring ASAKO TAMURA, a renowned Japanese soprano based in New York, as the heroin role of Kolha as well as ATSUKI SETTANGELI's outstanding stage art, it will be a memorable U.S. premiere performance of the Opera, “THE WHITE FOX”.
HIDEAKI HIRAI, Conductor and Stage Director
ATSUKI SETTANGELI, Stage Art
ASAKO TAMURA, Soprano
TAKUMI YOGI, Tenor
TAKAKI KURIHARA, Baritone
MOTOMI TANAKA, Soprano
KOHEI YOKOYAMA, Baritone
KYO KASUMI, 'Tate' Sword Master
NEW YORK FESTIVAL CHORUS &
CHILDREN'S CHORUS, Members from Circle Wind Boys & Girls Choir
NEW YORK FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, A Little White Fox Ballet
HIDEAKI HIRAI - OPERA, "THE WHITE FOX" in 3 Acts
in Japanese (with English supertitles) - U.S. premiere
Original English Libretto by TENSHIN (KAKUZO) OKAKURA