Opera Research Project "Sour Angelica"

February 4, 2006
Yamaha Electone City Shibuya Main Studio (Tokyo in Japan)

Conductor: Hiroshi Yoshida
Orchestra: Three Electones and one electric piano
About recent models of Electone:

In Japan, operas are sometimes performed accompanied by electones, instead of orchestra. This is one of this type of performance.
I study playing electone, so it was so interesting for me.

Before the opera was started, the conductor, the producer, and the stage director had talked about the name of "Angelica", or convents, etc.
Also I read the "theme" of this opera on this program, which I had not recognized when I saw [2005 Hokkaido Nikikai Opera "SOUR ANGELICA" and "CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA"].

Because atmosphere of singers for the title role; "Angelica" were so different between these two performances, overall impression for this opera seems to differ for audience.

In the case of using electones for operas as the orchestra, special arrangement is needed for the players. I think this and timbre adjustment are a little heavy task (=need much time) for them.
However, I surely would like to do it someday.

*The related Japanese article: