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Suntory Hall Summer Festival 2019
― SUNTORY FOUNDATION for the ARTS 50th Anniversary ―
Benjamin: “Written on Skin” Opera (Japanese Premiere)

Thursday, August 29 2019 | 19:00 (Doors open: 18:20)
Main Hall

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George Benjamin: “Written on Skin” Opera (2009-12, Japanese Premiere)
Semi Staged Opera

Text: Martin Crimp
Sung in English with Surtitles in Japanese

Cond: Kazushi Ono
Tokyo metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

The Protector: Andrew Schroeder, Baritone
Agnès, His Wife: Susanne Elmark, Soprano
Angel 1 / The Boy: Daichi Fujiki, Countertenor
Angel 2 / Marie: Yuka Kobayashi, Mezzo-Soprano
Angel 3 / John: Kota Murakami, Tenor

* Cast change
Due to personal reasons, John Ken Nuzzo singing the role of ‘Angel 3 / John’ will be unable to appear. Kota Murakami will perform in his place. Please note that tickets will not be refunded.

Creative Direction and Design: Shizuka Hariu
S¥6,000 A¥5,000 B¥4,000 Student¥1,000

Multiple Purchase Discount: 3 Concerts ¥7,000 (50 Sets only)*
* The Chronicle of Contemporary Opera by Ono Kazushi (Aug 23) / Ono’s Selection of Chamber Music (Aug 24) / Benjamin: "Written on Skin" Opera〈Ticket Category: S〉(Aug 28 or 29)

Booking open at May 17, 2019

*Pre-sale Period for Suntory Hall Members Club: May 14-16, 2019
 Pre-sale is not operated at Box Office.
 Details of the Suntory Hall Members Club. http://suntoryhall.pia.jp/
 (only in Japanese membership eligible for residents in Japan)
*Student Ticket (age 25 or younger): To be purchased only at Suntory Hall Ticket Center (Phone, WEB, Box Office). Student ID required for admission. 1 ticket per person.
*Multiple Purchase Discount Tickets: Booking opens on May 17, 2019
 To be purchased only at Suntory Hall Ticket Center (Box Office, Phone) and Tokyo Concerts, Inc. (Phone).
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