Rehearsals started in earnest yesterday for Tokaido Road, and with the premiere performance at this year’s Cheltenham Festival two weeks this Sunday, excitement is running high amongst the team.
After all the preparations, the funding applications, bureaucratic endeavour and lengthy incubation process, now the real fun begins. The stage set has been delivered; fabulous costumes have arrived from Japan; the musical and technical teams are assembled, and we’re now in the rehearsal period in earnest.
Side by side, too, are the original book of poems on which the opera is based, and the recently-published opera libretto.
Find out more about the Cheltenham Festival premiere on the festival website here.
Not long to go now…