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Tomomi Nishimoto with George Enescu Philharmonic of Bucharest

May 30, 2009
Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Main Hall
http://www.yaf.or.jp/mmh/about/index-e.html

Conductor: Tomomi Nishimoto
http://www.tomomi-n.com/index.html
George Enescu Philharmonic of Bucharest
http://www.cimec.ro/muzica/inst/FilEnescuEngl.htm

Bela Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances, S.76
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D major, Classical, Op.25
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68
Encore Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances No.5

All pieces were very interesting for me. Especially, hearing "Rumanian Folk Dances" at concerts in Japan is rare.

Internationally acclaimed maestro, Tomomi Nishimoto conducted prestige of Eastern Europe filled with tradition and innovation, George Enescu Philharmonic of Bucharest.
The orchestra sound was very velvety and kind, so I felt the characteristic is excellent with maestro Tomomi. I would like to hear many beautiful melody tunes in this combination. Almost players are elderly. The leader's solo was also fascinating.

Tomomi looked just fine, …

Tomomi Nishimoto conducting "La traviata" (Statní Opera Praha performed in Japan)

October 24, 2007
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
http://www.t-bunka.jp/en/index.html

Conductor: Tomomi Nishimoto
http://www.tomomi-n.com/index.html
Violetta: Norah Amsellem
http://web.mac.com/norahamsellem/Site/Home_page_.html
Orchestra, Chorus, and Ballet: Statní Opera Praha
http://www.opera.cz/en

My seat was left side on the third floor to the stage, so I could enjoy both the stage and Tomomi's dramatic, bright, dinamic, beautiful, and fervent direction. She had a lead the whole performance well. Also, if I saw only her direction, I could always understand the opera's story through it.

I liked the singer as Alfredo's father best, and I think Mrs Amsellem's acting was very good.

The stage set was simple and stylish by an intent of the producer. However, I did not like the choreography at a party scene...

Maestro Nishimoto interprets that developments after Violetta's last aria is her reveries. I agree with her interpretation.

At the curtain call, it was impressive that Mrs Amsellem with a …