26 Oct 2016
Press Conference: Opening of the Wiener Staatsoper's Japan Tour 2016
The press conference was held on October 24, 2016 at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan by Japan Performing Arts Foundation's Executive Director Norio Takahashi to announce the opening of the Wiener Staatsoper's Japan Tour 2016. With the attendance of the Company's Director Dominique Meyer, Marek Yanowski to conduct Ariadne auf Naxos together with Gun-Brit Barkmin (Primadonna/Ariadne), Daniela Fally (Zerbinetta), Stephanie Houtzeel (Komponist) and Stephen Gould (Tenor/Bacchus) in the beautiful real stage set of Ariadne, and the press sitting in the seats of the set, the conference proceeded in a special atmosphere of mixture of fiction and reality just like the work itself.
Starting on October 25, the Wiener Staatsoper will give a total of nine performances of three different productions at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and Kanagawa Kenmin Hall: three performance each of Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, Wagner's Die Warküre--for the first time on a Japanese tour by the Company--and Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.
Dominique Meyer, Director, The Wiener Staatsoper