Yukionna - a Japanese Fairy Tale of the Snow Witch

Composed by Asako Hirabayashi

Libretto by Steven Epp of Theatre de la Jeune Lune

Translated by Keiko Kimura and Momoko Tanno

Soprano Momoko Tanno


Join us for a concert performance of a new opera by award winning composer Asako Hirabayashi, adapted by actor/writer Steven Epp.


Based on a well known and ancient Japanese folktale, this world premiere opera re-imagines the heart-wrenching tragedy of the Snow Witch, Yukionna — a story of a love torn between human desire, and the brutal instincts of Mother Nature. Watch as this folktale is brought to life before your eyes as it blends both Japanese and Western cultures,by blending Western opera style with Japanese arias and musicality. This concert features breathtaking performances by the Twin Cities finest chamber musicians conducted by Andrew Altenbach and soprano Momoko Tanno.

Momoko Tanno is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. 

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World Premiere Performance: May 31

Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University
     1531 Hewitt Ave, St. Paul

Doors open 2:30 pm
Show starts 3:00 pm
Reception to follow

$20 for General
$15 for JASM Members
$10 Students
$5 18-under

Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets can be purchased at the door the 31st until they are sold out.