At a time we only remember from rare old books, in a forgotten Japanese region, there was a young lumberjack whose name was Jochio… During a snowy night, a pretty lady knocked on the
door of a poor farmer and told him she came to marry him… This is the story of an old Japanese fairytale “Tsuru no ongaeshi - Crane's Return of a Favor “. The opera “Yuzuru” tells the
story of this fairytale. It was composed in 1952 by Ikuma Dan, a Japanese composer. It is the most famous and produced non European opera in Japan. The mix between the European and
Japanes cultures was an inspiration for Maki NODA. For her Master Thesis, she adapted and arranged the “Yuzuru” opera for the soloists Yuka Masuno and Tristan Blanchet, the ensemble
“Flûtes de Trav’air” and the choir “L’Écho des Meilles”.