Chamber opera based on Yasunari Kawabata novel Beauty and Sadness is admirably concise

//Chamber opera based on Yasunari Kawabata novel Beauty and Sadness is admirably concise

Chamber opera based on Yasunari Kawabata novel Beauty and Sadness is admirably concise

Years have gone by without much attention being paid to Yasunari Kawabata, Japan’s first Nobel laureate, who died in 1972, but a new musical work and a series of films in Hong Kong are shining a light on the author.Beauty and Sadness, a chamber opera by composer Elena Langer and librettist David Pountney based on Kawabata’s last published novel, had its world premiere on Friday at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.On Sunday, Masahiro Shinoda’s 1965 film With Beauty and Sorrow (based on…

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