Emperor's
Nightingale

Based on the H.C. Anderson story of the Emperor's Nightingale

A Hans Christian Anderson story about an Emperor who was imprisoned in his own palace.

Because he thought he was so imporant, and no one was worthy enough to look on his face, speak with him or even touch him, the Emperor grew up to be become a very lonely man. One day, he hears a nightingale’s song in the woods and thought to himself that is was the most beautiful sound in teh world. He orders his couriters to capture the bird and upon its capture, he puts it into a cage. The Nightingale begs to be free.

Credits
Director
Peter Wilson & Noriko Nishimoto
Devisor
Peter Wilson & Noriko Nishimoto
Designer
Peta Matasek
History

1989 Premiere Season

1990

1993 Hyogo Cultural Centre

1995

1996

1995 Performers

Noriko Nishimoto

Frank Italiano

Peter Wilson

Reviews & Media

"This production shimmers with a richness and attention to oriental detail that slowly works its charm on even the most inattentive and fidgety of children."

"Clever, gentle and absorbing."

"Stunning visual fantasy."