OUR 2024 PRODUCTION - DANCE AND OPERA
2 PM, MAY 19, 2024, AVENEL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, AVENEL, NJ
SAVE THE DATE! Tickets will go on sale in March!
Prelude to the Opera:
Traditional Japanese Dancing
Our program of opera and dance will open with traditional Japanese Folk Dancing performed by the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York.
This organization has performed in the United States and abroad, providing performances that preserve those authentic Japanese dances performed by the working people of Japan. Beautiful costumes, props and music enhance a presentation that will bring a memorable experience of the culture and history of Japan and the Japanese people.
Photo: Copyright public domain. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Murasaki_Shikibu_junihitoe.jpg
COMPOSER: MICHI WIANCKO
LIBRETTIST: DEBORAH BREVOORT
Commissioned by OnSite Opera, MetLive Arts, and American Lyric Theater
An opera for all ages, Murasaki's Moon is a journey into the world of Lady Murasaki, the 11th century lady-in-waiting at the imperial court of Japan who changed the world of literature with her ground-breaking creation, The Tale of the Genji. Her extraordinary creation is attributed to be the first novel ever written.
The opera, set to music that includes beautiful Japanese instrumentation, is an inspiring story that connects present-day audiences to Murasaki's struggles, which are not unlike our own in the 21st Century.
Lady Murasaki - Huijie San
The Genji - Giuwoong Kim
The Priest - Yunxuan Zhu
Conductor: David Brown
Stage Director: Annamaria Stefanelli
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We thank the following institutions that have provided funding to make this production possible
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board for Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
Program funded by Middlesex County, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
HUB CITY OPERA AND DANCE COMPANY connects the community with important old and new works that educate and entertain, bringing together amateur and professional singers, musicians, dance and visual artists to create performance art unheard and unseen before.