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Minoru Miki
Colin Graham
Colin Graham (Director)
Joseph Rescigno (Conductor)
Setsu Asakura (Set & Costume Designer)
Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Designer)
Onoe Kikushiro (Choreographer)
Faith Esham (Otane)
John Brandstetter (Yosuke)
Andrew Wentzel (Shojo)
Mallory Walker (Three Kabuki roles)

The Three Assistants:
John M. Sullivan
Gorden Holleman
Stephen Kirchgraber
May 30, 1985
Takes place in and around the house of Awa-no-Shojo which also contains the puppet theatre. Near Osaka, Japan, at the end of the seventeenth century. The last scene concerns a journey (michiyuki) to the Mountain of Kumano and a waterfall nearby.
YOSUKE, a young puppet master(bar)
AWA-NO-SHOJO, a blind and celebrated narrator in the puppet theatre(b)
OTANE, his young wife(s)
THE VISITORS: (all to be sung by the same Tenor)
TATSUNARI, the spirit of a corrupt magistrate, known as “the Dragon Lord of Iga”
IWAFUJI, the spirit of Otane’s mother
The spirit of SHOJO, his other self
2 fl, 2 ob, 2cl, 2bsn - 2hrn, 1 tpt, 2 tbn, 2 tba - perc - str - shakuhachi or solo flute, 21-string koto or harp, thick-neck type shamisen (without shamisen, can perform the opera).
Minoru Miki

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