This is a new opera by prolific composer and music pioneer Dai Fujikura, who lives in London and is sought out by opera houses and orchestras around the world.
The theme chosen by Fujikura is A Dream of Armageddon, a short science fiction story written by H. G. Wells at the beginning of the 20th century. Poet Harry Ross, a long-time associate of Fujikura, worked on the libretto (in English), while Fujikura, in his typical bold style, transformed it into an opera that freely transcends space and time with a thrilling portrayal of the threats around us who live in the present age. Adapted from the original work, which evinces anxiety about science and technology leading to world war and mass murder.
Dates: Sunday 15 November - Monday 23 November 2020
Venue: New National Theatre Tokyo, Opera Palace