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Futari Shizuka

Futari Shizuka

The Maiden from the Sea

Opera in 1 act

Original text by Oriza Hirata, based on the Noh play "Futari Shizuka"


  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: Japanese - English

 
Description
For Toshio Hosokawa's latest opera, Oriza Hirata has written a libretto based on the Noh play Futari Shizuka [The Two Shizukas]. In this work, the departed spirit of Shizuka Gozen, or Lady Shizuka, possesses the body and soul of a young beautiful refugee girl who made it to the Mediterranean Sea, and sings her sorrow for wars and hateful disputes.

This opera is sung in both English and Japanese. Futari Shizuka was conceived as a companion to Hosokawa's monodrama The Raven and can be programmed alongside it to create a full evening of opera.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Ensemble Intercontemporain
Performance duration: 45'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Co. Ltd., Tokyo
Uraufführung : December 1, 2017 Paris, Cité de la musique, Philharmonie (F) · Kerstin Avemo, soprano; Ryoko Aoki, Nō singer and dancer · Conductor: Matthias Pintscher · Ensemble intercontemporain
Year of composition: 2017
instrumentation: 1(pic&bfl).1(ca).2(2.bcl).1(cbsn)-2.1.1.1-3perc(I: 3sus cym, tam-t, b.d; II: gong, tam-t, 2wdbl, 4furin, anti cym, water; III: vib, gong, bng(2 pairs), 4fruin, 4rins on timp, anti cym, water)-pno(cel), hp-str(3vn.2va.2vc.db)
occupation: Helen · soprano - Shizu · Noh singer and dancer
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: James Baker
Orchestra: Talea Ensemble
2020-03-07 | New York (United States of America), Kaufmann Concert Hall — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Shi-Yeong Sung
Orchestra: Ensemble TIMF
2019-03-31 | Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province (South Korea), Tongyeong Concert Hall, Black Box — 17.00
Conductor: Shi-Yeong Sung
Orchestra: Ensemble TIMF
2019-03-30 | Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province (South Korea), Tongyeong Concert Hall, Black Box — 17.00
Conductor: Shi-Yeong Sung
Orchestra: Ensemble TIMF
2019-03-29 | Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province (South Korea), Tongyeong Concert Hall, Black Box — 22.00 | national Premiere
2019-01-17 | Toronto,ON (Canada), Walter Hall
Conductor: Matthias Pintscher
Orchestra: Ensemble intercontemporain
2017-12-03 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie | national Premiere
Conductor: Matthias Pintscher
Orchestra: Ensemble intercontemporain
2017-12-01 | Paris (France), Cité de la musique, Philharmonie — 20:30 | World Premiere
For Toshio Hosokawa's latest opera, Oriza Hirata has written a libretto based on the Noh play Futari Shizuka [The Two Shizukas]. In this work, the departed spirit of Shizuka Gozen, or Lady Shizuka, possesses the body and soul of a young beautiful refugee girl who made it to the Mediterranean Sea, and sings her sorrow for wars and hateful disputes.

This opera is sung in both English and Japanese. Futari Shizuka was conceived as a companion to Hosokawa's monodrama The Raven and can be programmed alongside it to create a full evening of opera.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Ensemble Intercontemporain
Performance duration: 45'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Co. Ltd., Tokyo
Uraufführung : December 1, 2017 Paris, Cité de la musique, Philharmonie (F) · Kerstin Avemo, soprano; Ryoko Aoki, Nō singer and dancer · Conductor: Matthias Pintscher · Ensemble intercontemporain
Year of composition: 2017
instrumentation: 1(pic&bfl).1(ca).2(2.bcl).1(cbsn)-2.1.1.1-3perc(I: 3sus cym, tam-t, b.d; II: gong, tam-t, 2wdbl, 4furin, anti cym, water; III: vib, gong, bng(2 pairs), 4fruin, 4rins on timp, anti cym, water)-pno(cel), hp-str(3vn.2va.2vc.db)
occupation: Helen · soprano - Shizu · Noh singer and dancer
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: James Baker
Orchestra: Talea Ensemble
2020-03-07 | New York (United States of America), Kaufmann Concert Hall — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Shi-Yeong Sung
Orchestra: Ensemble TIMF
2019-03-31 | Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province (South Korea), Tongyeong Concert Hall, Black Box — 17.00
Conductor: Shi-Yeong Sung
Orchestra: Ensemble TIMF
2019-03-30 | Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province (South Korea), Tongyeong Concert Hall, Black Box — 17.00
Conductor: Shi-Yeong Sung
Orchestra: Ensemble TIMF
2019-03-29 | Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province (South Korea), Tongyeong Concert Hall, Black Box — 22.00 | national Premiere
2019-01-17 | Toronto,ON (Canada), Walter Hall
Conductor: Matthias Pintscher
Orchestra: Ensemble intercontemporain
2017-12-03 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie | national Premiere
Conductor: Matthias Pintscher
Orchestra: Ensemble intercontemporain
2017-12-01 | Paris (France), Cité de la musique, Philharmonie — 20:30 | World Premiere