Vermillion Calm – world premiere of the Japanese opera Keiko Fujie in Wrocław Bakery

This Saturday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the theatre hall of the Bakery there will be a long-awaited world premiere of the contemporary opera by the Japanese composer Keiko Fujie entitled “The Japanese composer Keiko Fujie”. “Vermilion Calm” A unique opera combining contemporary European theatrical thinking with traditional Japanese theatre.

A sophisticated cocktail of contemporary European music, jazz, opera and Japanese traditional improvisation. A poetic – like haiku – libretto by Lauren Randolph dealing with eternal transience, love and death.

The main role will be played by countertenor Jan Jakub Monowid, whose voice became the inspiration for Keiko Fujie to compose the entire work. The other co-creators are internationally recognized outstanding artists, guitarist Kanahi Yamashita and world-class Retsuzan Tanebe – virtuoso shakuhachi – traditional Japanese bamboo flute; as well as the outstanding mezzo-soprano Urszula Kryger. It is directed by Pia Partum, set design by Magdalena Maciejewska and choreography by Agnieszka Dmochowska-Sławiec.

The partner of the event is the Institute of Im. Jerzy Grotowski in Wrocław. Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund as part of the “Music” program implemented by the Institute of Music and Dance. The honorary patronage is held by the Embassy of Japan in Poland.

Saturday – September 19, 2020 – 19:00 – Bakery – Centre for Performing Arts (ul. Prince Vytautas 62-70) – Wrocław. Next performances: 20 and 21 September 2020.

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