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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)
Venue

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre Opera TBK productions


Flyer (PDF)

Program

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


Production

Hidenori Hisatsune


Cast

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


Creators

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)

Tickets

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.


 


[Door tickets]


Not available for either Sept 22 or 23.


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


eplus


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.

Inquiries

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)


Cooperation: YAMAHA MUSIC JAPAN CO., LTD.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan The Year Partner: Ueno Seiyoken


Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan


Planning & Production: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Production Section