Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall
Tomomi conducted this opera in Osaka and Tokyo.
In Tokyo, her conducting was shown well from my seat, and looking her movement, I could feel the story of this opera. It was so moving.
The orchestra sound was very dynamic, speaking, and brilliant. Particularly, the waltz just before Cavaradossi would be faced a firing squad had a subtle charm.
I hope I can listen many opera music with this orchestra in the future.
The singers' performance were also excellent.
After the finale of this Opera, all performers had big cheering and clapping with a standing ovation. Also, big human wave over the hall moved to the orchestra pit.....
I would like to see many Puccini's operas which Tomomi conducts so much.
*The related Japanese article.
You can listen a collaboration between Tomomi and this orchestra (Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra) in this CD.
I think Symphony No.9 in E-minor Op.95 "From The New World" by Dvorak is unostentatious but gracious.
Also, I like "Manon Lescaut" Intermezzo by Puccini much. I feel it is just Tomomi's music.