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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Opera BOX "Naita Aka Oni - The Red Ogre in Tears"

An opera based on the masterpiece of children's literature featuring the Tokyo Music Competition prize winners returns to the stage to blow you away! Recommended for first-time opera goers as well.

Date Sun, Sep 22, 2019 15:00 (Open 14:30)
Mon, Sep 23, 2019 15:00 (Open 14:30)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre Opera TBK productions

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Naita Aka Oni – The Red Ogre in Tears

(Opera in 1 act, 4 scenes / Sung in Japanese with Japanese and English surtitles)

Libretto, Music, Conductor

Kazuhiko Matsui


Hidenori Hisatsune


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

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

Woodcutter: Shin-ichiro Ryu *Finalist of Voice section at the 5th Tokyo Music Competition

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

Peasant: Toru Oki

Peasant wife: Hisako Yagi *1st prize of Voice section at the 9th Tokyo Music Competition

Narrator: Nobuko Takahashi

MC (Pre-talk): Satoshi Asaoka


Children’s Choir & Instrumental Ensemble: Koros Waranbe

Piano: Yoko Hattori

Violin: Honoka Kishimoto *1st prize of String section at the 9th Tokyo Music Competition

Clarinet: Yuki Kusano

Percussion: Kazunari Amata, Daichi Kutsuna, Kazusa Iyonaga


Stage design: Michi Kurosawa (Toho Stage Craft)

Lighting design: Naoto Inaba (Art Stage Lighting Group)

Costume design: Emi Masuda (Moma Workshop)

Stage director: Yoshihiro Tanaka (The Stuff)

Children’s chorus instructor: Mika Tanaka

Children’s instrumental ensemble instructor: Koji Moroyu

Assistant director, choreographer: Akiko Inayama

English surtitles: Asako Honya

Costumes: Moma Workshop

Hair & Makeup: Maruzen Katsura Inc.

Lighting: Art Stage Lighting Group Inc.

Kazuhiko Matsui, Libretto/Music/Conductor
Hidenori Hisatsune, Production
Naoki Miyasato (Red Ogre), Tenor
Akihiro Oka (Blue Ogre), Baritone
Shin-ichiro Ryu (Woodcutter), Baritone
Mao Morita (Daughter of woodcutter), Soprano
Toru Oki (Peasant), Tenor
Hisako Yagi (Peasant wife), Mezzo-soprano
Nobuko Takahashi (Narrator), Soprano
Satoshi Asaoka, MC (Pre-talk)


Prices (tax included)

Reserved Seats 3,240yen

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Subscribers, Senior(65 or over), Under-26s, Persons with disabilities 2,700yen

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

On Sale Date

Sat, May 18, 2019

Advanced sale for Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Subscribers: Sat, May 11, 2019

Box Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office


Lawson Ticket

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 17:00 on Friday, Sep 13.


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

Organizers & Supporters

Organizers: Ueno Center Street Market, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan The Year Partner: Ueno Seiyoken

Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

Planning & Production: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Production Section