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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Opera BOX: L'Enfant et les Sortilèges

An opera program featuring the Tokyo Music Competition prizewinners, which is recommended for first-time opera goers as well.

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

Date Sun, Sep 25, 2022 15:00 (Open 14:30)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre TBK productions Opera

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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 not available except for large baggage.

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

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⁃ Regarding this production, there may be a performance in the auditorium area, depending on the stage direction.


L’Enfant et les Sortilèges—The Child and the Spells (Opera in 1 act. Sung in French with Japanese surtitles.) 

Libretto & Music

Libretto: COLETTE

Music: RAVEL

Conductor & Music Supervisor



IWATA Tatsuji

Part 1

Opening Panel

Speakers: SHIBATA Maiku, IWATA Tatsuji

MC: ASAOKA Satoshi

Piano: KUROIWA Koki *1st prize and Audience Award of Piano section at the 11th Tokyo Music Competition


Music to be performed: 

DEBUSSY: from Children’s Corner Suite

FAURÉ: from Dolly Suite, Op.56

Part 2

L’Enfant et les Sortilèges

L’Enfant (The Child):

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

Maman, la Tasse Chinoise, la Libellule (Mother, the Chinese Cup, the Dragonfly):

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

La Bergère, une Pastourelle, l’Ecureuil (The Louis XV Chair, a Shepherd Girl, the Squirrel):

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

Le Feu, le Rossignol (The Fire, the Nightingale):

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

Un Pâtre, la Chatte (The Shepherd, the White Cat):

TAKAHASHI Hanako *2nd prize and Audience Award of Voice section at the 8th Tokyo Music Competition

La Princesse, la Chauve-Souris, la Chouette (The Princess, the Bat, the Screech-owl):

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

Le Fauteuil, un Arbre (The Armchair, a Tree):

OKUAKI Daiki *3rd prize of Voice section at the 19th Tokyo Music Competition

L’Horloge Comtoise (The Grandfather Clock):

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

La Théière, la Rainette (The Teapot, the Tree Frog):

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

Le Petit Vieillard (The Little Old Man):

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

Le Chat (The Black Cat):

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


Chorus: Opera BOX Choir

Children’s Chorus: Petites Rainettes


Instrumental Performance (Piano): TAKAHASHI Yuko, KOSE Leiki


Set Design: MATSUO Hiroko

Lighting Design: OSHIMA Masao (Art Stage Lighting Group)

Costume Design: MASUDA Emi (MOMA WORKSHOP) 

Stage Manager: HOZUMI Chihiro (The Stuff)

Associate Director & Choreography: INAYAMA Akiko


Read the full article of the interview with IWATA Tatsuji

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan quarterly magazine “Onmyaku” (PDF only in Japanese)


Read the full article of the interview with TOMIOKA Akiko

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan quarterly magazine “Onmyaku” (PDF only in Japanese)

PhotoSHIBATA Maiku, Conductor
PhotoIWATA Tatsuji, Production
PhotoTOMIOKA Akiko, Mezzo-soprano
PhotoYAGI Hisako, Mezzo-soprano
PhotoMORITA Mao, Soprano
PhotoNAKAE Saki, Soprano
PhotoTAKAHASHI Hanako, Mezzo-soprano
PhotoTANETANI Noriko, Soprano
PhotoOKUAKI Daiki, Bass
PhotoTERADA Koji, Baritone
PhotoKUDO Kazuma, Tenor
PhotoKOBORI Yusuke, Tenor
PhotoOKA Akihiro, Baritone
PhotoASAOKA Satoshi, MC


Prices (tax included)

[Day tickets]

Tickets not available.


Reserved Seats 3,850yen Pre-sale sold out

Under-26s 2,200yen

Senior (Aged 65 and above/50 seats), 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 will be 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 row D.

* On the ticket sales starting date, the tickets will be on sale at full capacity.

Seating Chart of Recital Hall

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On Sale Date

Sat, Jun 25, 2022

Advance online sale for Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Members: Sat, Jun 18-Thu, Jun 23

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 16, 17:00.

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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./The Japan Opera Foundation (The Fujiwara Opera)

Planning & Production: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production Section

Partners & Grantors

Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Official Platinum Partners: Ueno Seiyoken/HASEKO Group

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Official Gold Partners: THE ASAHI SHINKIN BANK/Bourbon Corporation