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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Opera BOX: Special Highlights Vol.1/Vol.2

This series has delivered opera programs, which are recommended for first-time opera goers as well, featuring the Tokyo Music Competition prizewinners. This year, highlights from the past productions will be back on stage.

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 Sat, Sep 18, 2021 15:00 (Open 14:20)
Sun, Sep 19, 2021 15:00 (Open 14:20)
Venue

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre Opera TBK productions


Flyer (PDF)

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 Recital 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 closed except for large luggage.


⁃ 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.


Program

Vol.1 Sat, Sep 18


MOZART: Die Zauberflöte


MATSUI Kazuhiko: Naita Aka Oni (The Red Ogre in Tears) (Sung in Japanese)


HUMPERDINCK: Hänsel und Gretel (Sung in Japanese)


 


Vol.2 Sun, Sep 19


VERDI: La traviata


PUCCINI: Tosca


BIZET: Carmen


 


(Scenes of highlights with Japanese surtitles.)


Conductor & Music Supervisor

SUDO Keiji


Direction & Creation

EGAWA Tomomi


Cast

Sat, Sep 18

Vol.1

Die Zauberflöte (written by MOZART)


Tamino: KOBORI Yusuke *2nd prize of Voice section at the 16th Tokyo Music Competition


Pamina: SUNAKAWA Ryoko


The Queen of the Night: NAKAE Saki *3rd prize of Voice section at the 11th Tokyo Music Competition


Papageno: TERADA Koji *2nd prize of Voice section at the 6th Tokyo Music Competition


Papagena: TANETANI Noriko *2nd prize of Voice section at the 16th Tokyo Music Competition


 


Naita Aka Oni (The Red Ogre in Tears) (written by MATSUI Kazuhiko, sung in Japanese)


Red Ogre: MIYASATO Naoki *2nd prize (top prize) and Audience Award of Voice section at the 10th Tokyo Music Competition


Blue Ogre: OKA Akihiro *1st prize and Audience Award of Voice section at the 12th Tokyo Music Competition


Daughter of woodcutter: MORITA Mao *2nd prize of Voice section at the 12th Tokyo Music Competition


 


Hänsel und Gretel (written by HUMPERDINCK, sung in Japanese)


Hänsel: TOMIOKA Akiko *3rd prize of Voice section at the 1st Tokyo Music Competition


Gretel: WASHIO Mai *2nd prize of Voice section at the 7th Tokyo Music Competition


The Gingerbread Witch: KOBORI Yusuke *2nd prize of Voice section at the 16th Tokyo Music Competition


Peter: TAKAHASHI Yosuke *2nd prize and Audience Award of Voice section at the 9th Tokyo Music Competition


Gertrud: YAGI Hisako *1st prize of Voice section at the 9th Tokyo Music Competition


Sandman (the Sleep Fairy): TAKAHASHI Hanako *2nd prize and Audience Award of Voice section at the 8th Tokyo Music Competition


The Dew Fairy: MORITA Mao *2nd prize of Voice section at the 12th Tokyo Music Competition


Cast

Sun, Sep 19

Vol.2

La traviata (written by VERDI)


Violetta: SHIMIZU Rie *1st prize and Audience Award of Voice section at the 7th Tokyo Music Competition


Alfredo: KUDO Kazuma *2nd prize (top prize) and Audience Award of Voice section at the 17th Tokyo Music Competition


Germont: SHIMIZU Yuma *1st prize of Voice section at the 13th Tokyo Music Competition


 


Tosca (written by PUCCINI)


Tosca: UEDA Junko *1st prize of Voice section at the 8th Tokyo Music Competition


Cavaradossi: MIYASATO Naoki *2nd prize (top prize) and Audience Award of Voice section at the 10th Tokyo Music Competition


Scarpia: OKA Akihiro *1st prize and Audience Award of Voice section at the 12th Tokyo Music Competition


 


Carmen (written by BIZET)


Carmen: KONO Yumiko


Don José: MURAKAMI Toshiaki *3rd prize of Voice section at the 3rd Tokyo Music Competition


Escamillo: TAKAHASHI Yosuke *2nd prize and Audience Award of Voice section at the 9th Tokyo Music Competition


Micaëla: SAKODA Miho *2nd prize of Voice section at the 13th Tokyo Music Competition


Frasquita: SHIMIZU Rie *1st prize and Audience Award of Voice section at the 7th Tokyo Music Competition


Mercédès: YAGI Hisako *1st prize of Voice section at the 9th Tokyo Music Competition


Chorus

Children’s Chorus: Little Boxes (workshop participants)


Chorus: Chorus Box


MC

ASAOKA Satoshi


Instrumental Performance

Piano & Keyboard: TAKAHASHI Yuko, TAMURA Ruri


Violin: SHINOHARA Yuna *2nd prize of String section at the 11th Tokyo Music Competition


Viola: SUZUMURA Taiki *3rd prize of String section at the 9th Tokyo Music Competition


Cello: KATO Fumie *2nd prize of String section at the 8th Tokyo Music Competition


Percussion: KIYOTA Yurie


and more


Creators

Arrangement: SUDO Keiji


Costume Design: MASUDA Emi (Moma Workshop)


Lighting Design: MOCHIZUKI Daisuke (Art Stage Lighting Group)


Associate Stage Director: INAYAMA Akiko


Stage Manager: HOZUMI Chihiro (The Stuff)


Korrepetitor: TAKAHASHI Yuko, TAMURA Ruri


Children’s Chorus Instructor: TANAKA Mika


Hair & Makeup: Maruzen


PhotoSUDO Keiji, Conductor and Music Supervisor
PhotoEGAWA Tomomi, Direction and Creation
PhotoASAOKA Satoshi, MC

Tickets

Prices (tax included)

Reserved Seats 3,850yen


Senior (Aged 65 and above), Under-26s, Persons with disabilities (The same price applies to one companion.) 3,465yen


* The discount tickets are only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office. Valid ID required.


 


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


* The frontmost row is the row E.


* On the ticket sales starting date, the tickets will be on sale by keeping either left or right next to the booked seat unoccupied. We may sell additional tickets for the unoccupied seats at a later date.


[Update on Jun 25] * We will sell additional tickets from Sat, Jun 26 in response to the lifting of seating capacity restrictions. (only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office)


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


Seating Chart of Recital Hall

View Seating Chart


On Sale Date

Sat, Jun 19, 2021


BOX Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office


Other Information

* The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
* 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 Fri, Sep 10, 17:00.

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Inquiries

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


Organizers & Supporters

Organizers: Ueno Chuo-dori Merchants Association/Tokyo Bunka Kaikan operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture


Cooperation: YAMAHA MUSIC JAPAN CO., LTD.


Planning & Production: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production Section


Sponsors & Grantors

Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Official Platinum Partner: Ueno Seiyoken