Yukionna - a Japanese Fairy Tale of the Snow Witch

The Japanese legend of the Snow Witch is told through this opera written by Asako Hirabayashi (writer/composer) and script adapted by Steven Epp (The Moving Company, Theatre de la Jeune Lune). Performed by Momoko Tanno (Yukionna/Oyuki), Brian Arreola (Minokichi), Jim Ramlet (Father/Daimyo), Mikyoung Park (gossip girls), Jennifer Kelley (gossip girls), and Zeitgeist (only for Rough Cuts).  Music Director, Barb Brooks, Director/Dramaturg, Ben Krywosz.  

Momoko Tanno is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Opera "Yukionna (Snow Witch)" was made possible by a grant from the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.


Performer: Momoko Tanno 

Performance Schedule

Rough Cuts with Nautilus Music-Theater

A Reading of Opera Yukionna featuring Momoko Tanno, Brian Arreola, Jim Ramlet, Mikyoung Park, Jennifer Kelley, and Zeitgeist

  • Monday, February 3rd, 2014 7:30pm at Studio Z: 275 East 4th St. Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55101
Ticket: $5/includes milk and cookie

  • Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 7:30pm at Augsburg College, Music Building: 2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Ticket: $5/includes milk and cookie


Minneapolis Japanese School

  • February 8th at 1:30pm

School performance at Mounds Park Academy Recital Hall (Free: not open to public)


The Baroque Room 

275 East 4th St. Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55101

Lunchtime Series

Highlight performance of Opera Yukionna with Barb Brooks, Momoko Tanno, Brian Arreola, Jim Ramlet, Mikyoung Park, and Jennifer Kelley

  • February 21st, 2014 Noon
  • Free Admission

The Baroque Room

275 East 4th St. Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55101

Reading of Opera Yukionna with Barb Brooks, Momoko Tanno, Brian Arreola, Jim Ramlet, Mikyoung Park, and Jennifer Kelley

  • February 22nd, 2014 7:00pm
  • Tickets: $10/www.thebaroqueroom.com


Acknowlegement


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Opera "Yukionna (Snow Witch)" was also made possible by a grant from the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.

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