Yukio Mishima’s Hanjo

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Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 pm ET

Leading up to the North American premiere of the internationally-acclaimed contemporary opera Hanjo at NYU Skirball (Sept. 30 & Oct. 2), Japan Society presents a sneak peek of this haunting opera, written by prominent Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa, based on one of Yukio Mishima’s Modern Noh Plays. New York’s Catapult Opera produces this new work, and its founder and conductor Neal Goren and director Luca Veggetti reveal their inspiration and challenges to materialize this hopeless mad-love story. The evening begins with an introduction to Mishima’s original script by Prof. Satoko Naito and a pre-recorded interview with Hosokawa, culminating in a live singing of the opera’s centerpiece aria.

Tickets: $15 / $12 members

Neal GorenLuca VeggettiToshio Hosokawa

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Hanjo © Illustration by Marcus Shields and Patricia Westley; Luca Veggetti © Terry Lin; Neal Goren © John Patrick Hart.

Yukio Mishima’s Hanjo is supported by Doug and Teresa Peterson; presented in association with Catapult Opera and NYU Skirball.

2022-23 Performing Arts Season Support
Lead Sponsor

The season is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Major support is generously provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and Doug and Teresa Peterson. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with a leadership gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Additional support is provided by Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Dr. Jeanette C. Takamura, Estate of Alan M. Suhonen, Susan McCormac, Nancy and Joe Walker, Dr. John K. Gillespie, Paula S. Lawrence, Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Michiko Levine, Hiroko Onoyama, Lyndley and Samuel Schwab, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, and Nora and David Tezanos. Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. Yamaha is the official piano provider of Japan Society. MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception is provided by MetLife Foundation.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas.

  • In-Person Event
  • Timed Tickets
  • $15 Regular price
  • $12 Member price