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Tomomi Nishimoto & Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra New Year Concert 2010

January 17, 2010
Kobe Portopia Hall
http://www.portopia.co.jp/en/banquets/banquets2.html#hall

Conductor: Tomomi Nishimoto
http://www.tomomi-n.com/profile.html
(Her blog --> http://tomomiroom.exblog.jp/)
Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra
http://www.osaka-phil.com/
Coloratura soprano: Naoko Fukunaga
Compere: Miho Nakai
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Nakai_Miho

Johann Strauss II: Two pieces from "Die Fledermaus"
Clément Philibert Léo Delibes: Musique des Automates from "Coppélia"
Clément Philibert Léo Delibes: Bell Song from "Lakmé"
Pietro Mascagni: "Cavalleria Rusticana" intermezzo
Schubert: Ave Maria
Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from "Eugene Onegin"
Khachaturyan: Waltz from "Masquerade Suite"
Khachaturyan: Gopak, Sabre Dance, and Lezginka
Smetana: Moldau
Encore Radetzky-Marsch

Oboe section of the orchestra practiced with eagerness before the concert. The sound was so good.

Coloratura soprano Naoko Fukunaga has a deep nice voice. I listened Clément Philibert Léo…

Tomomi Nishimoto conducting "Aida" (Statní Opera Praha tour in Japan)

October 28, 2009
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
http://www.t-bunka.jp/en/index.html

Conductor: Tomomi Nishimoto
http://www.tomomi-n.com/index.html

Almost casts were changed from the performance in Praha (http://iceskate-iceskate.blogspot.com/2009/10/tomomi-nishimoto-conducting-aida.html). I think casts in Japan performance were much better than those in Praha performance.
Especially, "Amneris" was best. I felt "Amneris" is the lead role of this opera, not "Aida". Also, I felt her voice is alike the one of Ms. Barbara Frittoli, though "Amneris" is mezzo-soprano. I like the voice of "Radames", too.

Also, the orchestra and the choir were more shaped up and impressive than those in Praha. The orchestra of this day was natural, well-harmonized with singers, and led the whole opera.

All music in this opera are really fantastic, and I think this performance was excellent. My mother said that "Maestro Tomomi's conducting is very precise, dynamic, and she…

Tomomi Nishimoto; Mahler Symphony No.5 with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ("C" Program)

September 22, 2009
Suntory Hall
http://www.suntory.com/culture-sports/suntoryhall/

Conductor: Tomomi Nishimoto
http://www.tomomi-n.com/profile.html
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
http://www.rpo.co.uk/
Piano: Freddy Kempf

Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail) Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 K.466
(Piano Encore) Chopin: Nocturne No.27-2
Beethoven: Seventh Symphony

(*At first, the maestro Tomomi's official blog has been opened on 31st December, 2009. It has automatic translation services at the bottom. I think it is helpful for you.)
http://tomomiroom.exblog.jp/

This concert was matinee, and I felt the atomosphere was more friendly and sociable than the previous night (http://iceskate-iceskate.blogspot.com/2009/11/tomomi-nishimoto-mahler-symphony-no5_30.html).

Maestro Tomomi and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra had performed for consecutive three days, but they showed no fatigue for us.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 K.466 performed by Mr Freddy Kempf was much better …