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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 very satisfied smile and Maestro Nishimoto took each other's hands surely.

I would like to see various production of this opera by different singers in the future.


* The related Japanese article.
http://34402263.at.webry.info/200710/article_6.html

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