Summer Concert at Suntory Hall, Tokyo

Casta diva, che inargenti… Ah, bello a me ritorna… – From “Norma” (V. Bellini)

Ah mes amis, quel jour de fête… Pour mon âme… – From “La fille du régiment” (G. Donizetti)

A una fonte afflitto e solo… Nel mirarti un solo istante… Vieni fra questa braccia… -Duet from “I Puritani” (V. Bellini)

Haru no tera – Music by Osamu Shimizu, Lyrics by Saisei Murou

Libiamo ne lieti calici – From “La Traviata” (G. Verdi)

The pieces mentioned above are performed by Yuka Simeno and Dieter Pasching, accompanied by Yuko Kojima

Audience by invitation only

Viva! Kochi Sunday street market ヴィヴァ!土佐の日曜市

Finally I am here again. This is the city where I grew up. Kochi! How much I love it here! For a long time I could not come back to this place. Today I fully enjoyed the feeling of being back home at the Sunday street market. Ever since I was a child I often came here with my grandmother. She was a regular customer of some stands and was friends with some of those people. She used to chat and sometimes she could also get discounts on some items. This market is so lively and interesting. Since the situation is not very favourable right now, I see that it is somewhat reduced and not quite as colourful. I hope that this time will pass quicklöy and all of us can enjoy freedom in full.


Refreshing with “Hiyashi ame”. That is a local specialty.

Pictures by Yuka Simeno (except the one at the bottom). July 11th 2021 in Kochi.