Credit: Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra

To mark the 55th anniversary of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and the 25th anniversary of Olivier Messiaen’s death this year, Principal Conductor, Sylvain Cambreling, and the YNSO are giving the Japanese première of a full length concert performance of Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise in November 2017.

There will be three performances of this magnificent work, with the first performance being at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall on Sunday 19th November.

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Saint François d’Assise is an opera by French composer Olivier Messiaen, whose world première was given by the Opéra National de Paris at the Palais Garnier on 28 November 1983. It has only been staged as a concert performance a few times. Notable concert performances have been made by various opera houses in Europe including RuhrTriennale at the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum in 2003 conducted by Sylvain Cambreling, at the Opéra National de Paris in 2004 also conducted by Sylvain Cambreling, and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich in 2011 which Kent Nagano conducted.