三枝成彰

三枝成彰

japanese, composer, Soundtrack, instrumental, contemporary classical

Shigeaki Saegusa (三枝成彰, formerly 三枝成章, born July 8, 1942) is a Japanese composer. Saegusa is best known for his opera version Chushingura of the well-known kabuki epic of the Forty-seven Ronin/Chūshingura with a libretto by the novelist Shimada Masahiko. Written over a period of 10 years, the opera was most recently performed at the New National Theatre, Tokyo in 2002. His newest opera, Jr. Butterfly is a sequel of Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly.