Myrthen / Shining Now!
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English Title: Myrthen (Myrtle Flowers) -Clara Schumann's Love- / Shining Now!
Japanese Title: ミルテの花 ―クララ・シューマンの恋― / シャイニング・ナウ！
Romanized Title: Mirute no Hana -Kurara Shuuman no Koi- / Shainingu Nau!
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 12/2 - 12/12
Shinjin Kouen Performances: n/a
Based On: The lives of Robert and Clara Schumann
Author/Director: Suganuma Jun
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji, Tsutsumi Gorou, Totoki Kazuo
Choreographer: Suzuki Takeshi
Conductor (Takarazuka): Totoki Kazuo
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
Author/Director: Yokozawa Hideo
Composer: Takai Yoshizumi, Nakai Mitsuharu, Irie Kaoru, Nakano Junji
Choreographer: Oka Masami, Kita Hiroshi, Tsukasa Konomi, Uchida Yoshitaka
Conductor (Takarazuka): Hashimoto Kazuaki
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a
|Robert Schumann||Misato Kei (Moon)|
|Clara Schumann||Kizuki Miho (Moon)|
|Professor Reuters||Miyama Shigure|
|Clara's step-mother||Megumi Sakae|
|Clara's mother||Hatsukaze Jun|
|Friedrich Wieck||Fujishiro Jun|
Senka: Maho Shibuki, Sasa Junko
Flower: Kou Nishiki, Mizu Hayami, Setouchi Miya
Moon: Koyanagi Hizuru, Miyuki Sachiko, Koshiro Miyako, Chigusa Mikage, Dai Takiko, Haruna Yuri, Shioji Asako, Hanakouji Jun, Mizunose Akira, Kanou Yachiho, Asou Kaoru, Tsune Hanayo, Kozakura Maki, Aoi Yuka, Urara Mika, Shinju Miharu, Komatsu Miho, Ikuyo Hikaru, Natsushiro Miki, Minou Yutaka, Ibuki Noboru, Saezuki Shou, Ryou Chinatsu, Kumi Kaoru, Miho Masaki, Akimiya Sayuri, Natsugusa Michiyo, Ariake Jun, Kitahara Chikoto, Natori Rei
Star: Oohara Masumi, Ootori Ran, Anna Jun
Snow: Migiwa Natsuko, Takamiya Sachi, Kei Chibune, Maya Akemi, Uraji Natsuko, Jun Mitsuki
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Myrthen was the title of a collection of 26 poems for voice and piano, written by Schumann for his wife Clara on the occasion of their wedding. This is a love story of the younger days of famous piano composer Richard Schumann and his wife Clara Schumann. A passionate performance from Misato Kei in her first lead role.
Robert Schumann was apprenticed to Friedrich Wieck, Clara's father, aiming to become a pianist. However, when he injures his fingers, so necessary for a pianist, he becomes a piano composer instead.
Schumann becomes a famous pianist alongside Liszt and Mendelssohn, and then he falls in love with beautiful, 16-year-old Clara.
Wieck is pessimistic about Schumann's prospects as a composer, and is not willing to put his Clara and her dreams under his care, so he vehemently opposes their marriage.
However, his opposition only strengthens their resolve.
In his rage, Wieck brings a lawsuit against their marriage....
An all star revue show with a gorgeous cast of performers from all four troupes.
- A rare Grand Theater double-program that all four troupes took part in.
- The musical portion stared two very young members of moon troupe, so could almost be considered a shinjin kouen.
- Final performance for Kei Chibune and Ryou Chinatsu.
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