Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Culture short

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

Top stories

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness