|LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL: Matsukaze
Composer Toshio Hosokawa
Libretto Hanna Dübgen
Director Chen Shi-Zheng
Conductor John Kennedy
Set design Chris Barreca
Lighting design Scott Zielinski
Video design Olivier Rosset
Costume design Elizabeth Caitlin Ward
Pureum Jo (Matsukaze); Jihee Kim (Murasame); Gary Simpson (Monk); and Thomas Meglioranza (Fisherman)
Harmonious sounds and haunting songs converge in this exquisite production of Matsukaze
(Japanese for “wind in the pines”). Inspired by a popular 15th-century
play crafted in part by Noh master Zeami, the opera features a spare,
ethereal score by Toshio Hosokawa, one of Japan’s most prominent living
composers of contemporary classical music. Matsukaze tells the
story of two sisters, two lingering spirits, who wander the porous
boundary of the living and the dead in hopes of being freed from a
former mortal lover. John Kennedy conducts the Talea Ensemble and a cast
of soloists and chorus in this arresting, dreamlike performance set in
the shadowy place where the wall between the ephemeral and the corporeal
“The sounds of waves,
of wind, of nature in a world where the dead move as close as breath to
the living…meticulously made and compellingly beautiful…five stars.”
The GWLT Box Office is open one hour prior to curtain.
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Sung in German with English supertitles.
If you do not need supertitle viewing, please call CenterCharge at 212.721.6500 for best available seating.
This performance is approximately one hour and 20 minutes, with no intermission.
A co-production with Spoleto Festival USA.
The Lincoln Center Festival 2013 presentation of Matsukaze is made possible in part by generous support from LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust.
Support provided by: Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc., Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A., Inc.
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