The Tale of Genji
Composer: Minoru Miki
Librettist: Colin Graham
Other Artistic Personnel: Colin Graham, Director; Steuart Bedford, Conductor; Setsu Asakura, Scenic and Costume Designer, Kikushiro Onoe, Choreographer; Christopher Akerlind, Lighting Designer; Tom Watson, Wig and Make-up Designer; Gretchen Mueller, Stage Manager; Cary John Franklin, Chorus Master
Original Cast: Mel Ulrich as Genji, Andrew Wentzel as Old Emperor/Recluse, Richard Troxell as To-no-Chujo, Elisabeth Comeaux as Fujitsubo/Murasaki, Cheryl Evans as Rokujo/Lady of Akashi, Josepha Gayer as Shonagon/Kokiden, Jessica Miller as Aoi, Carleton Chambers as Suzaku, Eric Jordan as Koremitsu. Chorus: Opera Theatre Ensemble
Premiere Date: June 15, 2000
Producing Company: Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Description: Minoru Miki's new opera celebrates the millennium with the world's first novel, Lady Murasaki's ^The Tale of Genji`. Colin Graham's libretto is based on the first three books of the six-volume classic, and tells of the loves and adventures of Prince Genji, "the Shining One"--the illegitimate and favorite son of the Emperor.
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: 2
Musical Style: Japanese neo-romanticism: lyrical vocal style, a deft combination of Eastern and Western instruments
Contact: Paul Kilmer, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Address: P.O. Box 191910
Saint Louis, MO 63119
E-mail Address: pkilmer@opera-stl.org
Phone: 314-961-0171
Schedule of Performances Listings
The Tale of Genji (Miki)
Thursday, June 15, 2000 - Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
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