Piano Opera – Music from Final Fantasy to tour twelve countries
Piano Opera – Music from Final Fantasy is a series of solo piano concerts celebrating the music of the Final Fantasy. It features music from the trilogy of Piano Opera albums released for the Final Fantasy series released over the last three years. Premiered in Japan last year, the concert will now be coming to twelve more countries as part of a worldwide tour.
The concert will focus on the Final Fantasy titles VI, VII, VIII, and IX. Confirmed titles include “Ami”, “The Man with a Machine Gun”, “Roses of May”, “Not Alone”, “Liberi Fatali”, “Melodies Of Life”, “Fight On!”, “Cosmo Canyon” and “Words Drowned by Fireworks” among others. To make the experience all the more emotional, an in-concert video edit of footage from the games will be displayed on the giant screen along with the music, portraying all the most intense moments of action and emotion of the saga.
The concert will feature music from Final Fantasy legend Nobuo Uematsu arranged and performed by Hiroyuki Nakayama, a classically-trained graduate of the Tokyo University of Arts with a leaning towards romantic pianists such as Chopin and Schubert. For each concert 150 VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet Nobuo Uematsu and Hiroyuki Nakayama for a photo and sign session. Performances of Nakayama’s music from the Japan concerts are featured in the trailer below:
It has been announced that will now be coming to multiple cities in Europe during November 2015, the East and West coasts of the USA in February 2016, and to several still-to-be-announced concert halls in Asia and Latin America. The following dates have been announced, with tickets available from TicketMaster from July 1:
7 November 2015 – Le Bataclan, Paris, France
9 November 2015 – Le Theatre Saint Michel, Brussels, Belgium
12 November 2015 – Musikaliska, Stockholm, Sweden
15 November 2015 – Coronet Theatre, London, United Kingdom
26 February 2016 – Baruch Performing Art Academy (Mason Hall), New York, USA
28 February 2016 – Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles, USA
And the following concerts have also been confirmed, with tickets on sale from September 5:
31 January 2016 – Concert Hall TBA, Taipei, Taiwan
Early February 2016 – Concert Hall TBA, Seoul, Korea
3 February 2016 – Concert Hall TBA, Hong Kong, China
5 February 2016 – Concert Hall TBA, Singapore, Singapore
2 March 2016 – Concert Hall TBA, São Paulo, Brazil
Early March 2016 – Concert Hall TBA, Mexico City, Mexico
To coincide with the world tour, Wild Faery have confirmed they will release the Piano Opera Final Fantasy I – IX, a special edition package featuring the three Piano Opera CDs in a collector’s box complete with English booklets. The album can be purchased for 49 EUR here now. While our reception to the trilogy of the albums was mixed, we feel the AGMA-winning Piano Opera Final Fantasy I / II / III is one of the greatest game music piano albums ever created.
Posted on June 27, 2015 by Chris Greening. Last modified on June 27, 2015.