Opera

Opera version of "Kurenai Tennyo"


"Kurenai Tennyo" - 2020 Opera

Date: 11-15 January 2020

Venue: Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo

The whole opera is available to watch for free on Youtube from May 7th 2020 to May 14th 2020

"Kurenai Tennyo" opera lasts about 3 hours. The plot is the same as we all know from volume 40 but it adds some details to the ending that weren't shown in the manga.

Isshin recover memories and remembers his fate. He cuts down the sacred plum tree, killing Akoya / Kurenai Tennyo. However their souls will be always together.
Years later, as we know, Isshin wanders around Japan as a nameless bonze, carving statues that bring good luck to the villages he visits.

Crew
Producer: Japan Opera Foundation
Original Script: Suzue Miuchi
Supervised by: Suzue Miuchi
Composition: Tamiya Terashima
General Director: Aiko Kori
Conductor: Ryuichiro Sonoda
Director: Norio Baba
Special Production Choreography: Gensho Umewaka
Art Director: Naotsugu Kawaguchi
Costume Designer: Usaburo Sato
Lighting: Yasuo Okuhata

Cast
Akoya x Kurenai Tennyo: Sara Kobayashi (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Haru Kasamatsu (1/12 & 14)
Buddhist Kazuma: Yasuhiro Yamamoto (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Hiroaki Kaido (1/12 & 14)
Emperor: Shingo Sugio (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Daichi Yamada (1/12 & 14)
Iga no Tsubone Yuriko Tango (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Yuka Nagashima (1/12 & 14)
Masayoshi Kusunoki: Akihiro Oka (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Taira Kanazawa (1/12 & 14)
Terufusa Fujiwara: Yasushi Watanabe (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Tateo Maekawa (1/12 & 14)
Elder: Katsuji Miura (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Yasushi Nakamura (1/12 & 14)
Otoyo: Hiromi Matsubara (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Hiroko Kinoshita (1/12 & 14)
Masakatsu Kusunoki: Tomoya Saiki (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Yuichi Soga (1/12 & 14)
Kodama: Sachiko Iijima (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Eriko Kuribayashi (1/12 & 14)
Shijima: Makiko Furusawa (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Yuki Sugiyama (1/12 & 14)
Head: Takehisa Fukuhara (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Shinichiro Taki (1/12 & 14)
Otaki: Miyako Suzuki (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Eri Sato (1/12 & 14)
Kuzo: Hiroki Baba (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Ippei Mochizuki (1/12 & 14)
Gonza: Genichi Shimada (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Yamato Wakisaka (1/12 & 14)
Kuzuma: Atsuki Teruya (1/11 & 13 & 15) / Minoru Shimizu (1/12 & 14)
Chorus: Japan Opera Association Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Stone Whistle: Kazuya Yokozawa
25 Strings Koto: Tomoya Nakai

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Credits:

Many very special thanks to ECCHAN and MERUMO.

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