Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Conductor: Tomomi Nishimoto
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…