Don Carlos / Shining Rhythm!
Picture Credit: Junnasan
English Title: Don Carlos / Shining Rhythm!
Japanese Title: ドン・カルロス / Shining Rhythm!
Romanized Title: Don Karurosu / Shining Rhythm!
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 03/09 - 04/09; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 04/27 - 05/27
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 03/27; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 05/10
Based On: Friedrich Schiller's Don Karlos, Infante von Spanien
Author / Director: Kimura Shinji
Composer: Hasegawa Masahiro, Teshima Kyouko
Choreographer: Masaki Rino
Conductor (Takarazuka): Sasada Aiichirou
Conductor (Tokyo): Terashima Masao
Shinjin Kouen Director: Kashihata Aiko
Director: Nakamura Kazunori
Composer: Nishimura Kouji, Kai Masato, Kuratomi Shinichi, Nakagawa Akira
Choreographer: Hirasawa Satoshi, KAZUMI-BOY, Bryant Baldwin, Satou Chikanori
Conductor (Takarazuka): Ooyagi Yasushi
Conductor (Tokyo): Wakabayashi Yuuji
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 05/25/12)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: No
|Don Carlos (prince of Spain; the son of Philip II and the late Maria Manuela)||Otozuki Kei||Ayanagi Shou|
|Leonore (one of Queen Isabel's ladies-in-waiting)||Maihane Mimi||Hoshino Anri|
|Marquis de Posa (a young noble who champions the cause of the Flemish people)||Sagiri Seina||Kiraha Reo|
|Archbishop Toledo||Asuka Yuu||Ouga Mitsuki|
|Lady Felia||Asaki Yumemi||Manaka Ayu|
|Nurse Lucia (A wet nurse in the service of Lady Eboli)||Asaki Yumemi||Shiranagi Suzu|
|Philip II (the king of Spain; pines for his late wife Maria Manuela)||Misuzu Aki||Hokaze Narumi|
|Countess de Lerma||Maisaki Rin||Toumi Sarasa|
|Illusion Woman||Maisaki Rin||Konohana Inori|
|Grand Inquisitor||Souno Haruto||Tsukishiro Kanato|
|Lady Borja||Kaho Anna||Maisono Ruri|
|Joana (younger sister of Philip II; sent to Portugal for marriage but returns to Spain after her husband dies)||Suzuhana Risa||Amane Sara|
|Don Juan de Austria (Philip II's half-brother; concerned by the oppression of Flanders)||Ozuki Tooma||Ayakaze Sakina|
|Tiziano (an Italian merchant who holds a masquerade)||Saou Kurama||Kujou Asu|
|Lady Mendoza||Sahana Mako||Subaru Hanaka|
|Sebastian (a young noble concerned by the oppression of Flanders)||Daigo Seshiru||Touma Kazuki|
|Queen Isabel (sent from France to become Queen of Spain; previously engaged to Carlos)||Satsuki Aina||Momohana Hina|
|Duke Alba (a soldier)||Renjou Makoto||Oosumi Rei|
|Government Official||Kaon Yuuki||Daiki Ryou|
|Luis Gomez de Silva (Carlos' tutor)||Karyou Shizuru||Mana Haruto|
|Illusion Man||Asakaze Rei||Utakaze Sui|
|Lady La Cerda||Chikaze Karen||Hanae Chiho|
|Illusion Woman||Chikaze Karen||Hanabuki Noa|
|Lady Eboli (wife of Luis Gomez de Silva)||Manaka Ayu||Yumeka Ami|
|Lady Toledo||Konohana Inori||Ai Sumire|
|Illusion Man||Touma Kazuki||Asei Itsuki|
|Lady Osorio||Hinazuki Otoha||Aoi Miki|
|Lady Olivares||Shiranagi Suzu||Shiramine Yuri|
|Government Official||Utakaze Sui||Mizusa Ruru|
|Servant||Ouga Mitsuki||Ou Ibuki|
|Sofia (a lady-in-waiting)||Toumi Sarasa||Hinazuki Otoha|
|Alejandro Farnese (a young noble concerned by the oppression of Flanders)||Ayanagi Shou||Yuuto Iriya|
|Illusion Man||Oosumi Rei||Kazushiro Runa|
|Flora (a lady-in-waiting)||Momohana Hina||Shouno Chio|
|Alfonzo (a young noble concerned by the oppression of Flanders)||Mana Haruto||Tachibana Kou|
|Ferdinand (a young noble concerned by the oppression of Flanders)||Ayakaze Sakina||Machi Yuuka|
|Chamberlain||Hokaze Narumi||Soranami Kou|
|Illusion Woman||Maisono Ruri||Anno Konomi|
|Servant||Asei Itsuki||Minazuki Maki|
|Enrique (a young noble concerned by the oppression of Flanders)||Kujou Asu||Ouji Kaoru|
|Teresa (a lady-in-waiting)||Amane Sara||Saizuki Tsukushi|
|Duarte (a young noble concerned by the oppression of Flanders)||Kiraha Reo||Towaki Sea|
|Illusion Man||Yuuto Iriya||Kanou Yuuri|
|Illusion Woman||Ai Sumire||Hanae Chiho|
|Jaime (a young noble concerned by the oppression of Flanders)||Tsukishiro Kanato†||Amatsuki Tsubasa|
|Clara (a young Flemish girl)||Hoshino Anri||Himehana Yukino|
Other Cast: Meika Rara, Hizakura Honori, Karen Emiri, Sara Anna
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
From the official web site, with some small changes.
It's the late 16th century. Spanish Prince Don Carlos is adored by the court and his people. As a royal heir, he is expected to carry the Kingdom's future on his shoulders. One day, Carlos goes to a forest for some quiet contemplation.
Queen Isabel appears before him, accompanied by her lady-in-waiting, Leonore. Isabel was once Carlos' fiancée. However, the countries behind the arrangement had a change of plan, and so instead she ended up marrying his father, Philip II. If anyone familiar with this course of events were now to spot the pair talking to each other, they would surely come to a one, mistaken conclusion: that it was a tryst. Carlos is worried about such an eventuality, but Isabel starts to speak. She has a secret that can only be conveyed while the two are alone. Yet just at that moment, the couple are surrounded by retainers who have been in search of them. Isabel's words are cut short.
That evening, Carlos has an audience with Philip II. He is unable to open up to his father, as he was raised in the absence of his parents from a very young age. When asked whether he and Isabel had a clandestine meeting, he struggles for an answer. Carlos' behavior fills Philip II with suspicion over the nature of the pair's relationship. The King secretly summons the Marquis of Posa, a good friend of Carlos and one of his best retainers, and orders him to find out what the pair are up to.
Carlos, who is close friends with many young aristocrats, becomes involved in a debate one evening with a group of young people over the future of Spain. The Marquis of Posa, having just returned from a trip to observe conditions in the Netherlands, starts to talk about the awful oppression he witnessed there of Protestants. As the storm of religious reform blows across Europe, the oppression by Philip II of the Dutch Protestants grows harsher by the day. How is it that religion, which is supposed to guide people toward happiness, is ending up causing so many deaths? Many of the young people concur with the Marquis, and they appeal to Carlos to petition Philip II, requesting that the King curb the brutal anti-Protestant oppression. Carlos listens solemnly to his friends' arguments, but he answers that as long as he is prince, he is in no position to take any immediate action.
After retiring to his room, Carlos thinks of ways of doing something for the people of the Netherlands, as well as for his friends who are so alarmed over their plight. Leonore then arrives carrying a secret letter written by Isabel, saying she wants to speak with him one more time. Carlos and Leonore are childhood friends, as they were raised together at the home of his aunt, Joana. Carlos' heart skips a beat at the visit by Leonore, as he has been secretly in love with her. Leonore too has concealed her feelings for him, yet she full appreciates her position as a lady-in-waiting, and has never spoken of her feelings. Carlos, who has come to terms with the fact that more than anything else, he is heir to the throne of the Habsburg Family, entrusts Leonore with his reply for Isabel. Yet behind his back, the Marquis of Posa discovers what the couple are up to.
Light, shadow, excitement, joy - along with passion and dynamic movement! The stars of Snow Troupe, dancers and singers move with scintillating rhythms, and sparkle with power and enchantment in this magical dancing show!
- Final performance for Suzuhana Risa and Hanabuki Noa.
- † Due to illness, Tsukishiro Kanato was absent from March 23rd - 25th. Amatsuki Tsubasa understudied in the role of Jaime.
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