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Marius Felix Lange's opera “Snow Queen” receives its premiere in Japan

Marius Felix Lange's family operas, such as “Snow White”, “The Canterville Ghost” and “The Snow Queen”, are performed all over the world. Now, on 17 January 2021, even the Japanese premiere of “The Snow Queen” (in excerpts) based on Hans Christian Andersen is about to take place at the Sakaiminato Symphony Garden.

On 23 January 2021, another performance is scheduled for the Tosu Citizens’ Cultural Center. In place of an orchestra, the singers will be accompanied by two pianists playing an arrangement for four-hands. The musical director is Takuya Nemoto, the director is Miyuki Ikuta.  

Marius Felix Lange’s opera “The Snow Queen” was premiered on 23 April 2016 at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (at the Duisburg Theatre). The composer, who also wrote the libretto himself, says of this opera:

“When writing the libretto, it was important to me to stay as close as possible to the original, not least to carry my own childhood memories of this tale, which has always been one of my favourite, into the music. This applied not only to the plot in small and greater ways, but also to the specific atmosphere of the story, its humour, the touching, even original dialogue. But then, as always, the music has to do the decisive thing.”

Japan Premiere Marius Felix Lange,                                             
“The Snow Queen” (excerpts) (with four-handed piano accompaniment)
(Piano: Reiki Kose & Yoko Hitachi)                                             
Director: Miyuki Ikuta.
Conductor: Takuya Nemoto 
- Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation -

Snow Queen: Momoko Ai
Kai: Satoshi Takada
Gerda: Rie Miyake 
Grandmother/Finnish Lapp: Ayaka Ono
Booby troll: Yuka Moriya
Dolt troll: Junpei Aiyama
Devil troll/reindeer: Masataka Matoba
Flower girl/ robber girl: Haruka Sakurai 
Video projections: Satoshi Kuriyama
Lighting: Toshitsugu Nakajima

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