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September 2019

Melbourne Fringe Festival: Netsuke and Inrō

21 September @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
Alex Theatre, Level 1, 135 Fitzroy Street
St Kilda, Victoria 3182 Australia
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$34

Not sure about opera? This suggestive new operatic work by Scott A. Aschauer is sure to whet your appetite. Combining elements of Japanese noh and kabuki with Italian opera, Netsuke and Inrō follows the story of the impoverished samurai Gorō; his debauchery consumed his life and passion eroded his soul. In the pleasure district of 吉原 (Yoshiwara) in Japan’s capital of Tokyo, Gorō makes a final visit to his favourite ‘teahouse’ of dubious reputation using money that was meant to…

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