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Netsuke and Inrō at Alex Theatre




Alex Theatre

Level 1, 135 Fitzroy Street St Kilda
St Kilda, 3182
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Phone: 132 849

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Not sure about opera? This suggestive new work is sure to wet your appetite.Combining elements of Japanese noh and kabuki with Italian opera, Netsuke and Inr follows the story of the impoverished samurai Gor; his debauchery consumed his life and passion eroded his soul.In the pleasure district of (Yoshiwara) in Japans capital of Tokyo, Gor makes a final visit to his favourite teahouse of dubious reputation using money that was meant to be set aside for his daughter. There he meets a handsome American trader named Mr Jenkins who takes an interest in a small ivory lion and lacquered box suspended from Gors sash. The netsuke carving and lacquered inr inspires obsession for the American trader as Gor is distracted by his own desires.The work features an authentic hand-carved noh mask and an antique netsuke and inr set crafted by skilled artisans in Japan.Join Victorias finest young operatic talents as they come together for a thrilling evening of original Australian opera in St Kilda.

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