Sorrowful Córdoba / Red Hot Sea II
Picture Credit: chirashi
English Title: Sorrowful Córdoba / Red Hot Sea II
Japanese Title: 哀しみのコルドバ / Red Hot Sea II
Romanized Title: Kanashimi no Cordoba / Red Hot Sea II
Performances: National Tour, 5/2 - 5/31
Author: Shibata Yukihiro
Director: Nakamura Satoru
Composer: Terada Takio, Yoshida Yuuko, Takahashi Kuni
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi, Shou Sumire
Red Hot Sea II
Script / Direction: Kusano Akira
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 08/05/09)
|Elio Salvador (a star matador)||Matobu Sei|
|Eva Silvestre (Elio's first love, and Ricardo's lover)||Sakurano Ayane|
|Ricardo Romero (a businessman, Eva's patron)||Oozora Yuuhi|
|Anton Navarro||Natsumi You|
|Count Sebastian||Mayuzuki Kou|
|Vicente Lopez (Elio's friend)||Aine Harei|
|Anfelita Navarro (daughter of Elio's teacher, his fiance)||Sakura Ichika|
|Captain Philippe Martine (Ricardo's nephew)||Mano Sugata|
|Elvira / Laura||Amamiya Nao|
|Maluca / Gabrielle||Hanazuki Yuma|
|Sabatelle / Alfonso||Saezuki Runa|
|Amelia / Rosa||Ryou Kagura|
|Diaz / Martha||Hitomi Yuyu|
|Mengs / Gonzalo||Natsushiro Ranka|
|Almada / Adella / Blanca||Shiraki Akari|
|Gracia / Dolores||Kachou Shiho|
|Robert / Lope||Tenma Michiru|
|Poncia / Juria||Tsukino Himeka|
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...
- Sorrowful Córdoba was first performed in 1985 by Star Troupe, starring Mine Saori and Kojou Reika, as well as in 1995 by Flower Troupe, starring Anju Mira and Morina Miharu.
|05/02 - 05/03||Ichikawa City Bunka Kaikan (Chiba)|
|05/04||Yokosuka Fine Arts Theater (Kanagawa)|
|05/06||Musashino City Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)|
|05/07||Kawaguchi Sougou Bunka Center (Saitama)|
|05/09 - 05/10||Umeda Fine Arts Theater (Osaka)|
|05/12||Izumo City Kaikan (Shimane)|
|05/14||Kyushu Kouseinenkin Kaikan (Kyushu City, Fukuoka)|
|05/16||ALSOK Hall (Hiroshima)|
|05/19||Susaki Municipal City Bunka Kaikan (Kochi)|
|05/20||Kochi Prefectural Bunka Hall (Kochi)|
|05/22 - 05/24||Fukuoka City Kaikan (Fukuoka)|
|05/26||Nissin City Kaikan (Aichi)|
|05/27||Nagaragawa Convention Center (Gifu)|
|05/28||Moriyama City Hall (Shiga)|
|05/30 - 05/31||Green Hall Sagami Oono (Kanagawa)|
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