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Summer Festival Opera 2019-20 Japan↔Tokyo↔World "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"

Guido JENTJENS will sing Pogner, replacing Bjarni Thor KRISTINSSON, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. Along with this change, GOTO Kazuma will sing Ein Nachtwächter.

Upon attending the performance, please visit this link to go through our precautionary measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread and notice to visitors.
Please note that the performance is subject to change depending on decisions, orders, etc. by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Wed, Aug 4, 2021 14:00 (Open 13:00)
Sat, Aug 7, 2021 14:00 (Open 13:00)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall

Genre Opera TBK productions

Flyer (PDF)

Bag check

Please allow enough time on arrival for the security check of your belongings at the entrance.

Notice to our patrons who are attending this performance

Please follow the below measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread. Your understanding and cooperation are much appreciated.


⁃ We ask you not to come to the venue if you seem to have symptoms such as a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or simply not feeling well.

⁃ Wear a face mask to cover your nose and mouth. Please show consideration for fellow audience members.

⁃ Strictly follow the precautions against infectious diseases such as the cough etiquette and washing and disinfecting your hands frequently.

⁃ Our staff members conduct temperature screening with thermal imaging cameras for all those who are entering the venue. If you have a fever of 37.5°C/99.5°F or higher, you are not allowed to enter the venue.

⁃ No beverage is sold in the Main Hall area.

⁃ Show your ticket to the usher. Then tear off the stub by yourself and put it in the box.

⁃ We do not hand out program leaflets and such printed materials. Please pick them up by yourself from specific areas.

⁃ The cloakroom is not available.

⁃ We do not accept flowers and gifts for the artists. Nor can you give them directly to the artists.

⁃ Allow enough time to get into the venue.

Official Website of the Opera Festival


WAGNER: “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” (Opera in 3 acts. Sung in German with Japanese and English surtitles. [New Production])

Approximate Running Time

5 hours 30 minutes including 2 intermissions

General Producer/Conductor

ONO Kazushi


Jens-Daniel HERZOG


Sachs: Thomas Johannes MAYER

Pogner: Guido JENTJENS*

Beckmesser: Adrian ERÖD

Walther: Norbert ERNST

David: MOCHIZUKI Tetsuya

Eva: HAYASHI Masako

Vogelgesang: MURAKAMI Kota

Nachtigall: KONDO Kei

Kothner: AOYAMA Takashi

Zorn: AKITANI Naoyuki

Eisslinger: SUZUKI Jun

Moser: ITO Tatsundo

Ortel: TOMOKIYO Takashi

Schwarz: HASEGAWA Akira

Foltz: TSUMAYA Hidekazu

Magdalene: KOBAYASHI Yuka

Ein Nachtwächter: GOTO Kazuma*


Chorus: New National Theatre Chorus, Nikikai Chorus Group

Orchestra: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra


* The performance will be held by changing the roles as stated above, replacing Bjarni Thor KRISTINSSON, who was initially scheduled to sing Pogner and has withdrawn for personal reasons.


Set Design: Mathis NEIDHARDT

Costume Design: Sibylle GÄDEKE

Lighting Design: Fabio ANTOCI

Choreography: Ramses SIGL

Associate Director: Heiko HENTSCHEL

PhotoONO Kazushi, General Producer/Conductor
PhotoJens-Daniel HERZOG, Production
PhotoThomas Johannes MAYER
PhotoAdrian ERÖD
PhotoNorbert ERNST
PhotoMOCHIZUKI Tetsuya
PhotoHAYASHI Masako


Prices (tax included)

S29,700yen A23,100yen B18,700yen C14,300yen D9,900yen E5,500yen F3,300yen Under-26s 3,300yen

* Persons with disabilities: S26,730yen A20,790yen (The prices apply to one companion)

* Tickets for Under-26s (a limited number of Seat A, B) and persons with disabilities are only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office (by telephone, in person). Valid ID required upon entrance.

* Please contact the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office for booking the following tickets:

Wheelchair-accessible seats (Seat A only)/Group Sales (a limited number of Seat S, A/Groups of 10 or more)


* The tickets are on sale by following the guidelines and other regulations set by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Please note that the ticket sales are subject to suspension depending on the restriction of the seating capacity and the sales situation.

* The frontmost row is the 4th row.

[Update on Jul 9] * In accordance with the tightening of capacity restrictions due to the declaration of a state of emergency, ticket sales will end at 12pm midnight JST on Sunday, July 11. There will be no day ticket sales.

Please note that all customers who have already purchased tickets can attend the performances.

(The information has been changed as above from the announcement on the flyer.)

Seating Chart

Seating Chart (PDF)

On Sale Date

Sat, Apr 3, 2021

BOX Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

Other Information

* The stage direction may be partially changed, following the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan COVID-19 Precautionary Guidelines and other protocols.
* The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
* There are partial view seats which have obstructed sightlines and surtitles.
* Pre-school children are not allowed to attend this performance.
* Child care service is available. (Reservation and fee required. A limited number of children is accepted.)
Event Child Care Service: Mother's 0120-788-222
Reservation must be made by Wed, Jul 28, 17:00.
* There is no elevator or escalator in the Main Hall of the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production Section +81-3-3828-2111

Organizers & Supporters

Produced by: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan/New National Theatre, Tokyo/Salzburg Easter Festival/Semperoper Dresden

Presented by: Tokyo Metropolitan Government/Tokyo Bunka Kaikan operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture

Co-presented by: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

Collaborated by: Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation