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Start Date: 7/20/2013Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 7/20/2013End Time: 9:00 PM
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Toshio Hosokawa


July 18–20

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 disappears.

“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.”

Financial Times

Admission Information
The GWLT Box Office is open one hour prior to curtain.

To purchase tickets please contact the Lincoln Center Festival box office: Center Charge at 212-721-6500

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.
Other Details
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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