Sorrowful Córdoba / Mega Vision
Picture Credit: V
English Title: Sorrowful Córdoba / Mega Vision
Japanese Title: 哀しみのコルドバ／メガ・ヴィジョン
Romanized Title: Kanashimi no Korudoba / Mega Vijon
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 1/1 - 1/16; Umeda Theater, 3/18 - 3/27; Tokyo Theater, 4/3 - 4/29
Shinjinkouen Performance: Tokyo, 4/11
Author/Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Composer: Terada Takio, Yoshida Yuuko, Takahashi Kuni
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi, Shou Sumire
Conductor (Takarazuka): Sasada Aiichirou
Conductor (Tokyo): Izawa Ichirou
Shinjin Kouen Director: Nakamura Kazunori
Author/Director: Miki Akio
Composer: Terada Takio, Yoshida Yuuko, Takahashi Kuni, Nishimura Kouji
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Nakura Kayoko, Linda Haberman
Conductor (Takarazuka): Odakane Bonpei
Conductor (Tokyo): Kiyokawa Tomomi
Available on DVD: No
|Elio Salvador (a star matador)
|Eva Silvestre (Elio's first love, and Ricardo's lover)
|Ricardo Romero (a businessman, Eva's patron)
|Anfelita Navarro (daughter of Elio's teacher, his fiance)
|Vicente Lopez (Elio's friend)
|Captain Philippe Martine (Ricardo's nephew)
|Melissa (Count Sebastian's wife)
|Anton Navarro (Elio's teacher)
|Maria (Elio's mother)
|Lisa (Eva's friend)
|Luca (a fortune-teller)
Other Cast: Kokonoe Haruka, Yumeno Chikoto, Shou Tsukasa, Shiraho Mari, Natsushiro Rei, Futaba Karen, Himiya Reiko, Mizuki Ai, Kazato Yuma, Otoki Mika, Sagami Rei, Asakura Aoi, Ai Miyabi, Suzukake Miyuki, Haruno Sumire, Masaoka Nao, Sakuragi Emi, Yuuka Eri, Asami Hikaru, Kazato Yuma, Sagami Rei, Ai Miyabi, Masaoka Nao, Nanase Kai, Asazono Miki, Hiro Miyoshi, Mutsuki Mao, Ayana Mai, Asahina Kei, Ayukawa Natsuki, Masaki Kazusa, Saki Nozomi, Muko Ayumi, Kokonoe Haruka, Yumeno Chikoto, Moemi Serika, Shou Tsukasa, Hama Shioka, Morotori Ai, Shiraho Mari, Futaba Karen, Himiya Reiko, Asakura Aoi, Otoki Mika, Suzukake Miyuki, Yuuka Eri, Futaba Miki, Ayana Mai, Mao Natsuki, Utahana Yumi, Eri Chiaki, Kouno Marika, Kikuho Rina, Mizuhono Seika
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
A story set in Córdoba and Madrid, Spain. Elio is a star matador, and is also engaged to his teacher Navarro's cheerful and sweet daughter. Life seems to be going very smoothly for him, but then one evening at a party he meets again his first love, Eva. Eva had married a nobleman and been widowed, and is now the lover of Ricardo Romero.
Elio's good friend Vicente is always committing adultery with other men's wives and not heeding Elio's warnings. One day he is caught. He wins the duel and kills his opponent, but his status as a matador is lost, and he disappears without a trace.
Although Elio had criticized Vicente, and while he thinks his fiance Anfelita is sweet, his feelings of love Eva drive him to arrange a clandestine meeting. Eva determines to dissolve her arrangement with Romero, and Elio confesses his true heart to Navarro, and his final bout is just opening in Córdoba. Anfelita is wounded by the broken engagement, but then falls in love with Romero's cousin Philippe.
Romero challenges Elio to a duel, but at the duel ground Elio meets Eva's mother, who tells him the dreadful truth. The two are siblings with different mothers. The duel is canceled. Without telling Eva the truth, Elio vows to her that he will never let go of this instant, and listens to her talk about their happy future. However, his mind is full of despair.
Elio's final bout. He has behaved lighthearted through to the end. He turns to meet the bull as if dancing, and in that instant the bull corners and gores him, and he dies...
Anju Mira radiates her charm in the diverse world of fantasy in her final performance at Takarazuka. Her exceptional dancing talent is for all to enjoy when she dances to the jazz music directed by Linda Haberman.
Scenes 1-4 First Vision
A young man sings, expressing his solitude in the world of darkness and his search for light. He flirts with his own shadow.
Light brings the world to life, and many reborn young men appear on stage. They extend their hands to the lonely man, inviting him to join them singing and dancing together to the rhythm of rock'n'roll under the starry sky.
The man meets a wonderful woman, and the world gets enveloped in auroras. They sing a song of love.
All the young men meet their lovers and revel in this time together.
Super Vision / Mega Star - Anju Mira
Mega Girl S - Morina Miharu
Mega Boy S - Maya Miki
Scenes 5-7 Second Vision
A) In The Street
Two sisters full of curiosity rush out into the street. Beset by men, they run into a church.
B) Stained glass
When the sisters break the border between the sacred and the common, demons emerged from stained glass windows and go on rampage. The older sister is enchanted by a demon and departs this world, while the younger is trying to break the windows.
Shadow S - Anju Mira
Maria - Morina Miharu
Miria - Junna Risa
Dandy - Aika Mire
Scenes 8-9 Third Vision
In the evening in the city, men and women of the night dance to the beat of jazz and blues misic.
Dancer S - Anju Mira
Scenes 10-16 Fourth Vision
A) - C) Preview / Studio
A motion picture company, Great Cinema Enterprise, makes a preview of their latest movie. It is an eventful story, and they are extremely confident of its success.
Gigolo S - Maya Miki
Gigolo A - Shibuki Jun
Killer - Kaikyou Hiroki
Latin Lover - Aika Mire
Dancer - Nagisa Aki
Singer - Junna Risa
Vamp - Shino Yuka
D) Happy End
Lovers sing and dance beautifully to the theme of love.
Lover S (male) - Anju Mira
Lover S (female) - Morina Miharu
An exciting Latin American carnival is underway.
Mambo King - Anju Mira
Mambo Queen - Morina Miharu
Mambo Dancer - Maya Miki
Scenes 17-19 Fifth Vision
At some Greek ruins, a young man prays in the moonlight to love enter his life. A Swan Goddess with white wings appears. The young man and the Goddess feel intense passion for one another, and fly away to heaven.
B) Swan ~ Goddess
Amid the wasteland, young ambitious swans dance to the gospel music, celebrating both the love they have experienced on their journey and their imminent departure.
Leda - Anju Mira
Swan - Maya Miki
Soul Star - Anju Mira
Scenes 20-24 Last Vision
The grand finale.
Mega Singer (male) - Maya Miki
Mega Singer (female) - Junna Risa
Singing Lady - Morina Miharu
Final Dancer - Anju Mira
Final Singer - Maya Miki
Final Star - Anju Mira
Man in Parade - Maya Miki
Woman in Parade - Morina Miharu
Etoile - Junna Risa
- Because of the Great Hanshin Earthquake, the Takarazuka run was cut short. It was finished in March in the Umeda Theater. There was no Takarazuka shinjin kouen performance, and no video release.
- Top Stars Anju Mira and Morina Miharu's final show.
- Also the final performance for Takaragi Meri, Hama Shioka, Asaki Yui, Aya Hiromi, and Shiki Kaoru.
- Sorrowful Córdoba first performed in 1985 by Star Troupe, starring Mine Saori and Kojou Reika.
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