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Yamaha Music Media Adapts 8 Operas Into Manga

posted on by Egan Loo
Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Figaro, Magic Flute, others in easy-to-understand format

The publisher Yamaha Music Media is releasing eight manga adaptations of classic operas between this month and next March. The series aims to spread the appreciation and enjoyment of works that have been long considered too elite for most people. German literature expert Kyōko Nakano is supervising the series, and each book includes a guide to appreciating opera for new fans.

The series lineup is as follows:

Carmen
Rumi Kizawa
December 2010

La traviata
Motsuko
December 2010

Madama Butterfly
Kaoru Kobayashi
January 2011

Turandot
Aiko Sadakane
January 2011

The Marriage of Figaro
Eijun Hinode
February 2011

The Magic Flute
Broccoliko
February 2011

The Flying Dutchman
Seiko Yamada
March 2011

Aida
Kaoru Kobayashi
March 2011

Illustrator Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy games, Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, Vampire Hunter D) had published his own re-imagining of The Magic Flute two years ago, and he had planned to make an anime.

Source: Comic Natalie

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