On November 3rd, the singer and Noh actress Ryoko Aoki will be performing Noriko Baba's Nopera AOI at the Kochi Performing Arts Festival. The work by the Japanese composer, which Ryoko Aoki launched in Paris in 2016 with the Ensemble 2e2m, was newly staged for the Japanese premiere of Miharu Satu.
The "Nopera" sees itself as a hybrid work between Noh traditions and contemporary music, taking up the Noh material of the Aoi no Ue, the Lady Aoi. A second performance will follow on 17 November in Wakasa.
The Museum of Art, Kochi
Parea Wakasa Music Hall, Wakasa