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Murasaki's Moon

Michi Wiancko, composer
Deborah Brevoort, librettist
Eric Einhorn, stage director
Geoffrey McDonald, conductor/music director

Kristen Choi, mezzo-soprano: Lady Murasaki
Martin Bakari, tenor: Genji
John Noh, tenor: Buddhist priest

Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto
Satoshi Takeishi, percussion
Kaoru Watanabe, Japanese flutes, percussion, taiko
Aizuri String Quartet

Yoko Yamashita, choreographer and cultural consultant
Shinko Kagaya, Japanese supertitle translator

This site-specific opera delves into the life and work of one of the most extraordinary women in Japanese history, Lady Murasaki, author of what is considered the world's first novel. Shocking modern parallels will be revealed as the story follows Lady Murasaki on her non-traditional path to become one of the most significant literary figures of all time.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated.

Gallery 217, The Astor Court
Tickets $75–$85
Bring the Kids for $1 (ages 6–16).

Friday, May 17, 4 pm and 6:30 pm
Saturday May 18, 2 pm and 6 pm
Sunday May 19, 11 am and 3 pm

This program is made possible in part by The Howard & Sarah D. Solomon Foundation.

A coproduction of MetLiveArts and On Site Opera.

Commissioned by MetLiveArts, On Site Opera, and American Lyric Theater.

Image: Kristen Choi. Photo by Stephanie Berger