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Ephemeral Love / Bravo! Takarazuka




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English Title: Ephemeral Love / Bravo! Takarazuka
Japanese Title: うたかたの恋 / ブラボー!タカラヅカ
Romanized Title: Utakata no Koi / Buraboo! Takarazuka

Troupe: Moon
Year: 1999
Performances: National Tour, 11/27 - 12/19

Ephemeral Love

Based On: The tragic real-life love story of the Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary and Marie Vetsera.
Author / Director: Shibata Yukihiro
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Choreography:

Bravo! Takarazuka

Author / Director: Miki Akio
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Available on DVD: VHS (Ephemeral Love only)



Cast

RoleCast
Rudolf (Crown Prince of Austria)Makoto Tsubasa
Marie Vetsera (A baron's daughter)Dan Rei
Archduke Jan Salvador (Rudolf's cousin)Shiomi Maho
Millie Stübel (Jan's lover)Hanase Mizuka
Emperor Franz-Joseph (Rudolf's father) Ritsu Tomomi
Empress Elisabeth (Rudolf's mother)Natsukawa Yura
Stephanie (Crown Princess)Saijou Mie
Duke Friedrich (Chief Cabinet Secretary)Ujou Kaoru
Archduke Ferdinand (Rudolf's cousin)Kaji Yuuki
Baroness Vetsera (Marie's mother) / Shadow DuetNatsuno Saki
Hannah (Marie's younger sister)Koizumi Kirara
Jessica (Marie's wet nurse)Suzuka Teru
Zeps (Editorial writer for a Vienna newspaper) / Shadow DuetYoshizuki Eri
Roshek (Rudolf's servant)Kouki Subaru
Bratfisch (Rudolf's coachman)Yamato Yuuga
Count Hoyos (A close associate of Rudolf's)Nashiro Aoi
Prince PhilippeAsama Moyu
Countess Larisch (Rudolf's cousin)Honami Aria
Countess Zeveka (of Poland)Kitahara Rima
Greta (Countess Zeveka's maid)Kazaho Yuuri
Eva (Stephanie's maid)Suzuna Mio
Morris (Rudolf's adjutant)Kiriya Hiromu
Czernin / Criess (an officer)Arika Jun
Crüger / Hermann (an officer)Takaki Amane
Gustav / Bessel (an officer)Hokushou Kairi
Emile (Freidrich's subordinate)Kusunoki Keika
Marinka (Bohemian songstress)Chihiro Reika
Ophelia (Character in the play-within-a-play)Shiina Aoi
Mrs. Shlatt (an actress)Mizushima Aoi
Roiss (German ambassador)Koshino Ryuu
Mrs. BelgartMadoka Sakura
Johanna (young woman)Kou Suzuka
Lady Harrach / CharlotteAkane Mitsuki
Adele / JanetteMemu Chisato
CarollaYukina Tsugumi



Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


Austria, 1888. Crown Prince Rudolph is bored with the ostentatious royal life in the Austrian court. He is forced into a marriage contract with Stephanie, Princess of Belgium. The couple is incompatible and they live in unhappy discord. Grand Duke Jean Salvadore, Rudolph`s cousin, is in touch with the liberals of the realm and his lover, Milly, is a commoner. The Grand Dude has broken the shackles of convention and he enjoys a life of freedom much to his cousin`s envy.

During a performance of "Hamlet", Rudolph meets Maria Vetsera, the daughter of Baron Vetsera, the wealthiest man in Vienna. The Prince and Maria fall in love at first sight and continue meeting secret.

Duke Friedrich, the Minister of War, learns of the love affair. He plots to use the affair to his advantage and put his own nephew Ferdinand in Rudolph`s place as Crown Prince. The Duke reports to the Emperor that Rudolph is meeting liberals and that he is also having secret rendezvous with Maria.

When the Emperor learns that Rudolph has petitioned the Pope for a divorce from Princess Stephanie he flies into a rage and orders Rudolph and Maria to part.

Rudolph feels he must make a choice, the throne or Maria.

In January of 1889, Rudolph announces that he is going on a hunting trip. He departs for Mayerling with his beloved Maria.

Duke Friedrich discovers Rudolph`s plans. The Duke sends out a party who masquerade as revolutionaries so that Rudolph can be arrested as their leader.

Blissfully unaware of the tragedy about to unfold, Rudolph and Maria alone in the surroundings of peace ans beauty spend their last night together.




Bravo! Takarazuka


Scene 1 - Bravo Takarazuka


Singing Gentleman S: Makoto Tsubasa
Lady S: Dan Rei
Gentleman A: Yamato Yuuga
Gentleman B: Shiomi Maho, Kiriya Hiromu
Deluxe Trio: Natsukawa Yura, Hanase Mizuka, Saijou Mie

Scene 2 - Can-Can in Paris

Can-Can girls dance on the staircase.

Can-Can Man S: Yamato Yuuga
Can-Can Woman S: Kiriya Hiromu

Can-Can Men: Ritsu Tomomi, Kouki Subaru, Shiomi Maho, Nashiro Aoi, Hokushou Kairi

Can-Can Women: Natsukawa Yura, Suzuna Mio, Honami Aria, Mizushima Aoi, Kitahara Rima, Akane Mitsuki, Kazaho Yuuri, Kanon Shiori, Hanase Mizuka, Madoka Sakura, Saijou Mie, Memu Chisato, Shiina Aoi, Yukina Tsugumi


Scene 3 - Underground in London

A subway station. On a mazelike collection of stairs, a girl reminisces about a boy she met the summer before. A mysterious man appears among the young men and women, and they are pulled into a strange dream world...

Red Beret S: Makoto Tsubasa
Kid Girl S: Chihiro Reika

Kid Boy A: Ujou Kaoru

Kid Boys: Kaji Yuuki, Koshino Ryuu, Arika Jun, Asama Moyu, Kusunoki Keika, Takaki Amane
Kid Girls: Natsuno Saki, Koizumi Kirara
Red Berets: Kouki Subaru, Yoshizuki Eri, Nashiro Aoi, Shiomi Maho

Scenes 4 - Jazz Time in N.Y.

A romantic scene of singing and dancing set to a jazz song.

Jazz Singer S Yamato Yuuga
Jazz Dancer S: Natsukawa Yura

Jazz Singer Men: Kiriya Hiromu, Hokushou Kairi
Jazz Singer Women: Hanase Mizuka, Saijou Mie

Scene 5 - Romanesque in Bach

A young noble gazes at a painting of a departed lover and sings of his memories of their love. She emerges from the painting and for a brief moment he is drunk with happiness.

Romanesque Star: Makoto Tsubasa
The Woman in the Painting S: Dan Rei
The Women in the Paintings: Hanase Mizuka, Saijou Mie

Romanesque Dancers A: Nashiro Aoi, Shiomi Maho, Kaji Yuuki, Kiriya Hiromu
Romanesque Dancers: Koshino Ryuu, Arika Jun, Asama Moyu Kusunoki Keika
Romanesque Chorus: Natsuno Saki, Honami Aria, Mizushima Aoi, Shiina Aoi


Scene 6 - Latin Fever

A hot Mambo dance begins under fireworks in a night sky. Burning tropical nights.


Cuban Boy S: Yamato Yuuga
Cuban Girl S: Saijou Mie
Cuban Boys: Takaki Amane, Hokushou Kairi
Cuban Girls: Koizumi Kirara, Yukina Tsugumi

Passion Man S: Makoto Tsubasa
Passion Woman (singer): Chihiro Reika
Passion Man A: Shiomi Maho

Singing Woman S: Dan Rei

Passion Men (chorus): Asama Moyu, Kusunoki Keika
Passion Women (chorus): Natsuno Saki, Mizushima Aoi

Passion Men: Ritsu Tomomi, Kouki Subaru, Ujou Kaoru, Yoshizuki Eri, Nashiro Aoi, Kaji Yuuki, Koshino Ryuu, Arika Jun, Kiriya Hiromu, Yamato Yuuga, Takaki Amane, Hokushou Kairi

Passion Women: Natsukawa Yura, Suzuna Mio, Honami Aria, Kitahara Rima, Akane Mitsuki, Kazaho Yuuri, Hanase Mizuka, Madoka Sakura, Saijou Mie, Memu Chisato, Koizumi Kirara, Shiina Aoi, Yukina Tsugumi

Scene 7 - Finale


Rockette
Entertainer: Kiriya Hiromu
Rockettes: Natsukawa Yura, Suzuna Mio, Honami Aria, Mizushima Aoi, Chihiro Reika, Kitahara Rima, Akane Mitsuki, Kazaho Yuuri, Hanase Mizuka, Madoka Sakura, Saijou Mie, Memu Chisato, Koizumi Kirara, Shiina Aoi, Hokushou Kairi, Yukina Tsugumi


Wings of Passion
Bolero Rouge Singer S: Makoto Tsubasa
Bolero Rouge Woman S: Dan Rei
Bolero Rouge Man S: Yamato Yuuga

Bolero Rouge Men A: Ritsu Tomomi, Kouki Subaru, Shiomi Maho, Kiriya Hiromu
Bolero Rouge Women A: Natsukawa Yura, Ujou Kaoru, Natsuno Saki, Saijou Mie

Bolero Rouge Men: Yoshizuki Eri, Nashiro Aoi, Kaji Yuuki, Koshino Ryuu, Arika Jun, Asama Moyu, Kusunoki Keika, Takaki Amane

Bolero Rouge Women: Suzuna Mio, Honami Aria, Mizushima Aoi, Kitahara Rima, Akane Mitsuki, Hanase Mizuka, Koizumi Kirara


Parade
Parade Singer S: Makoto Tsubasa
Parade Singers: Shiomi Maho, Dan Rei, Kiriya Hiromu, Yamato Yuuga
Etoile: Chihiro Reika


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