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Slovaks get a taste of Japanese opera


Twiling Heron lands on Bratislava.
photo: Courtesy of Embassy of Japan

THE JAPANESE embassy in Slovakia brings a concert version of Ikuma Dan's opera, Twilight Heron to a Slovak audience within the 2005 EU-Japan Year of People-to-People Exchanges. The performance will take place on October 15 at 19:00 at the Small Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava.

Japanese soloists and child vocalists accompanied by Slovak musicians will perform the opera under the baton of Japanese conductor Kazuiko Ishii. The opera's libretto was inspired by a melancholic folk fairy-tale. It tells of an injured heron and the man who found it. The event, organized by the Joyful Concert association is accompanied with an exhibition of Japanese photographers.

Tickets to the performance cost from Sk220 to Sk400 and are on sale at the Philharmonic, Palackého 2, Bratislava.


Prepared by Spectator staff

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