»Matsukaze« is among the best-loved classics of Japanese Nô Theatre. The sisters Matsukaze and Murasame are each in love with the same man; their feelings however remain unrequited in this life. Years after death the sisters’ spirits revisit this world in tireless pursuit of their beloved.
With the world premiere of »Matsukaze« Sasha Waltz followed up on her opera productions »Medea« and »Dido & Aeneas« which revolve around the fates of two female figures from ancient times. By way of her self-created choreographic opera Sasha Waltz has expanded the realm of music theatre, employing theatrical methods derived from dance to fashion a new mix of dance, song and music.
Outstanding contemporary Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa wrote the music to the reworked libretto of the Nô Theatre classic »Matsukaze«. Together with soloists Barbara Hannigan and Charlotte Hellekant extraordinary singers unite once more with dancers from Sasha Waltz & Guests and the Vocalconsort Berlin on the opera stage.
Matsukaze: Barbara (Soprano)
Murasame: Charlotte (Mezzosoprano)
Monk: Frode Olsen (Bass)
Fisherman: Kai-Uwe Fahnert (Bariton)
Orchester: Kammermusikensemble des Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie
Chor: Vocalconsort Berlin
Production: Sasha Waltz & Guests, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie
Choreography: Sasha Waltz
Composition: Toshio Hosokawa
Cast: Jirí Bartovanec, Davide Camplani, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Lorena Justribó Manion, Florencia Lamarca, Elia Lopez Gonzales, Sergiu Matis, Gyung Moo Kim, Sasa Queliz, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Mata Sakka, Xuan Shi, Junko Wada, Niannian Zhou
Original Title: Matsukaze
Original Language: No dialogue
Film Production Country: Belgium
Website: Sasha Waltz & Guests