August 17, 2024

Commemorative Concert of the 53rd Suntory Music Award
Yoshimichi Hamada, Conductor & Recorder
Handel: Rinaldo

Suntory Hall presents the Commemorative Concert of the 53rd Suntory Music Award on August 17. Yoshimichi Hamada, the 2021 award winner, will conduct a staged performance of Handel’s early masterpiece Rinaldo.
The annual Suntory Music Award, initiated in 1969, is presented to individuals or ensembles for notable contributions to the development of Western-style music in Japan. Yoshimichi Hamada, internationally recognized as a recorder and cornett player, has in recent years turned his attention to conducting early operas, from Monteverdi and Caccini to the operas of Baroque era with his early music orchestra “Anthonello”.
In this performance of Rinaldo, Hamada will not only conduct, but also take part in the ensemble as a recorder player, displaying his virtuosity. Based on his deep and highly original interpretation of the score, Hamada is sure to conjure up an exciting stage full of unpredictability, flexibility, and improvisation.

Yoshimichi Hamada and Anthonello © Tomoko Hidaki / Yoshimichi Hamada

Sat, AUG 17 2024 | 16:00 (Doors open 15:20)
Running time is approx. 3 hours and 50 mins including 2 intervals.

George Frideric Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7a
[Opera in 3 Acts / Sung in Italian with Japanese surtitles]

■Cast & Creatives
Conductor & Recorder Yoshimichi Hamada
Rinaldo Tadashi Miroku, Countertenor
Almirena Shiho Nakagawa, Soprano
Goffredo Toshiharu Nakajima, Countertenor
Armida Miki Nakayama, Soprano
Eustazio Masato Nitta, Countertenor
Argante Yuki Kuroda, Baritone
Mago / Donna Soichi Mayumi, Countertenor
Un araldo / Siren 1 Katsuhiko Nakashima, Tenor
Siren 2 Kimika Yamagiwa, Mezzo-Soprano
Dance Ichisuke Nishikawa

Early Music Orchestra Anthonello

Stage Director Keiichi Nakamura

S ¥12,000 A ¥10,000 B ¥8,000 Under 25 ¥3,000 >Book Now
* Under 25 seat (age 25 or younger): To be purchased only at Suntory Hall Ticket Center (WEB, Phone, and Box Office). ID required for admission.

Presented by Suntory Hall
Supported by Suntory Holdings Limited
Coordinated by Anthonello, Limited Liability Company