Kerstin Avemo performs Toshio Hosokawa’s opera Futari-Shizuka ― The Maiden from the Sea, with Ensemble Intercontemporain at Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
The Suntory Hall Summer Festival 2021 - the annual celebration of contemporary music in Tokyo - presents Toshio Hosokawa’s opera "Futari-Shizuka ― The Maiden from the Sea". Soprano Kerstin Avemo performs the piece together with Noh-Singer Ryoko Aoki and Ensemble Intercontemporain, led by Matthias Pintscher.
Futari-Shizuka was commissioned and premiered by Ensemble Intercontemporain at Philharmonie de Paris in 2017, with soloist Kerstin Avemo, and has since then been performed at the Kölner Philharmonie and at the Kaufman Concert Hall in New York.
The concert at Suntory Hall, on Sunday August 22, will be the Japanese premiere of the opera.