Fortississimo / Silk Road


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English Title: fff -Fortississimo- / Silk Road ~A Bandit and a Jewel~
Japanese Title: fff -フォルティッシッシモ- / シルクロード~盗賊と宝石~
Romanized Title: fff -Forutisshisshimo- / Shirukuroudo ~Touzoku to Houseki~

Troupe: Snow
Year: 2021
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 01/01 - 02/08; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 02/26 - 04/11[1]
Shinjin Kouen Performances: n/a (CANCELED)


Based On: the life of Ludwig van Beethoven
Author/Director: Ueda Kumiko
Composer: Kai Masato
Choreographer: Maeda Kiyomi, AYAKO
Conductor (Orchestra Recording): Kai Masato
Choral Conductor: Chiaki Shin

Silk Road:

Based On:
Author/Director: Ikuta Hirokazu
Composer: Oota Takeshi, Takahashi Megumi, Kanno Youko
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Miori Yumino, Kawasaki Etsuko, Sakuragi Ryousuke, Momoka Sari
Conductor (Orchestra Recording): Oota Takeshi, Takahashi Megumi

Available on Blu-Ray: Yes (release date 04/20/21)
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 04/20/21)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: Yes


Ludwig van Beethoven Nozomi Fuuto
Mysterious Woman Maaya Kiho
Napoleon Bonaparte Ayakaze Sakina
Cherub Itsuki Chihiro
Johann van Beethoven Souno Haruto
Lotte Satsuki Aina
Empress of Austria Chikaze Karen
Emperor Francis I Touma Kazuki
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Ayanagi Shou
Handel Mana Haruto
Small flame / Maria van Beethoven Shouno Chio
Kapellmeister of the Imperial Chapel, Salieri Kujou Asu
Klemens von Metternich Kiraha Reo
Ludwig's maid Anno Konomi
Gerhard Wegeler Asami Jun
Mrs. Breuning Ai Sumire
Archduke Charles Ouji Kaoru
Rossini Amatsuki Tsubasa
Mrs. Guicciardi Shiramine Yuri
Napoleon's adjutant Tachibana Kou
Eleonore von Breuning (Lorchen) Asazuki Kiwa
Marie Antoinette Himehana Yukino
Count Gallenberg Machi Yuuka
Black Flame Karen Emiri
Black Flame Sara Anna
Prince-elector Kanou Yuuri
Archduke Rudolf Aya Ouka
Past Lorchen Seina Nozomi
Werther Suwa Saki
Child Ludwig Nonoka Himari
Mozart Irodori Michiru
Cherubim (Angel) Kirara Umi
Cherubim (Angel) Haori Yuuka
Count Radetzky Manomiya Rui
Count Paar Seika Rian
Napoleon's army surgeon Shiose Kazami
Breuning's butler Yume Maoto
Telemann Agata Sen
Lorchen's sister Kotohane Riri
Cherubim (Angel) Arisu Himeka
Young Ludwig Ayami Sera
Julie Guicciardi Yumeshiro Aya

Other Cast: See below "A Days" and "B Days"

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the number of actresses on stage at a time has been reduced for both runs. The younger cast members will be split into two groups, "A days" and "B days". All cast members will appear in the last two performances and the sayonara show.

A Days Schedule B Days Schedule
1/1- 1/7 1/9 - 1/14
1/15 - 1/26 1/28 - 2/26

A Days Schedule B Days Schedule
3/22- 4/11 2/26 - 3/18

A Days CastB Days Cast
Hiyori Haruma Ichika Ao
Mochizuki Atsuno Kohaku Reira
Asato Mire Mayuzuki Rea
Asazumi Mare Suzuhana Miu
Hanataba Yume Mareha Rinto
Rina Kurumi Seimi Yuu
Soumi Haruma Manahi Michi
Amasaki Rea Saran Reia
Aoha Reiya Chihaya Mao
Ayato Shion Manahi Michi
Asahana Suwan Fuuga Kanade
Nanoha Mito Neiro Yui
Wakana Tatsuki Kishiro Yuriya
Kotomine Saara Misaki Kei
Kisui Naoto Mikage Kurara
Tsukise You Aisora Minami
Kase Kyou Kirino Asato
Kasumi Sana Yumeto Miwa
Yumehi Mari Amane Kotoha
Ayana Miki Fujikage Yura



Mental health issues
Child abuse

Silk Road
Raceface ("Near Eastern" Makeup)
Nazi-reminiscent uniforms (black uniforms with red band)

(From Takarazuka Home Page)

fff –fortississimo–

Ludwig van Beethoven instigated a musical revolution of such historical proportions that we still know his name today. And yet the man bearing that name was visited by misfortune of all kinds: lost love, loneliness, hearing loss... Even so, he was able to produce his Ninth Symphony featuring the singing of "Ode to Joy." But how?

After the French Revolution, Europe was thrown into chaos.

In the early 19th century, at a theater in Vienna, the capital of the Austrian Empire, Ludwig has just conducted a concert and unveiled a new music masterpiece. The venue erupts in applause, and the curtain comes down in the midst of the elation, bringing the concert to a close. The Emperor of Austria and his entourage visit Ludwig in his dressing room. In the mind of the emperor, this most recently performed symphony inspires thoughts of a global conqueror. While those around Ludwig encourages him to dedicate this piece to the Austrian monarch, the composer bluntly states that the work, entitled "Heroic Symphony," is in fact dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte. The great general and leader of France has been waging war with nearby countries, including Austria, which has adopted a strategy of intervention out of fear of a wave of revolution. Ludwig is infatuated with Napoleon, but to the royalty and aristocracies of neighboring states, he poses a grave threat. Metternich, one of the emperor's close confidantes, directs a deadly cold stare toward the free-minded Ludwig.

Ludwig, a spirited musician overflowing with confidence, has been courting the lovely Countess Giulietta. He invites her to a theater for a performance of "The Sorrows of Young Werther," the novel by Goethe, whom Ludwig holds in high esteem. He plans to introduce his romantic interest to a good friend, the physician Gerhard, who has come from his hometown of Bonn, and his wife Lorchen, but Giulietta fails to arrive. The truth is that she has betrayed Ludwig, instead agreeing to become engaged to an aristocrat at the recommendation of her parents. Giulietta offers words of farewell to Ludwig. However, they never reach him, as he is beginning to lose his hearing. A mysterious woman appears before Ludwig who utters, "She said farewell." The woman speaks in a voice that is incomprehensible to all but him. Desperate to escape from the phantasm, Ludwig's mind is suddenly assaulted by terrible childhood memories.

Silk Road: A Bandit and a Jewel

From west to east, from east to west, the Silk Road, a trade route carrying culture, civilization, and people, connected Western Europe with Asia over land and sea.
A bandit preying on merchants traveling the route obtains a blue diamond. However, it is in fact the lost eye of the Indian goddess Sita. The jewel has changed hands on countless occasions, at times bringing good fortune to its owner, at other times tragic doom. Having roamed the Silk Road since the long distant past, the Eye of Sita invites the bandit on a journey through the copious memories dwelling behind its dazzling facets.

From the past to the future, and from the future to the past, this thoroughly exotic Revue Arabesque spins a tale of a journey through space and time.
This production is also the debut Grand Theater revue show for director Ikuta Hirokazu.

The music is composed by Kanno Youko, who has worked on music for numerous commercials, anime works, and films, and has also written music for a variety of artists. Audiences will be treated to a harmony delivered by the combination of her creative world of music plus Nozomi Fuuto and the Snow troupe!

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  1. Originally scheduled to run 07/17 - 08/17 in the Grand Theater and 09/04 - 10/11 in the Tokyo Theater, the original run was cancelled due to COVID-19.

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