2005 Hokkaido Nikikai Opera "SOUR ANGELICA" and "CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA"
Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara (Hokkaido in Japan)
Conductor: Tomomi Nishimoto
Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
Hokkaido Nikikai Choir, etc.
The autumn leaves aroud Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara were so beautiful.
These operas were performed in a concert style. (The conductor and orchestra were on the stage.)
It was my first time to see "SOUR ANGELICA" of Puccini. The story, music, and scenes are so artistic and moving. (Recently I like this piece so much.)
I preferred this to "CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA".
It was also my first time to see that Tomomi conducted an opera. I think her conduct were more dynamic than when she conducts symphonies.
The singer for "Angelica" and the orchestra were also fantastic.
Overall, these operas had a tremendous impact for me.
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