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Summer Festival Opera 2019-20 Japan↔Tokyo↔World "Turandot" Open Rehearsal

"Summer Festival Opera 2019-20 Japan↔Tokyo↔World," an international opera project that the celebrated artists are gathering from all over the world and Japan in line with the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, is inviting the audience to the open dress rehearsal of its first production "Turandot."

Date Tue, Jul 9, 2019 14:00 (estimated duration: 45 minutes)
Wed, Jul 10, 2019 14:00 (estimated duration: 45 minutes)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall

Genre Opera TBK productions

Main Hall
Flyer (PDF)


Puccini: Opera “Turandot” (Only the first act from the opera in 3 acts. Sung in Italian with surtitles.)

Conductor/General Producer

Kazushi Ono


Àlex Ollé


[Jul 9 (Cast on Jul 12, 14)]

Turandot: Iréne Theorin

Calaf: Teodor Ilincăi

Liù: Eri Nakamura

Timur: Riccardo Zanellato

(L’imperatore Altoum: Hiroshi Mochiki *Not appearing in the first act)

Ping: Takashi Masu

Pang: Takumi Yogi

Pong: Toshiaki Murakami

Un mandarino: Yuichi Toyoshima



[Jul 10 (Cast on Jul 13)]

Turandot: Jennifer Wilson

Calaf: David Pomeroy

Liù: Ryoko Sunakawa

Timur: Hidekazu Tsumaya

(L’imperatore Altoum: Hiroshi Mochiki *Not appearing in the first act)

Ping: Kenji Moriguchi

Pang: Naoyuki Akitani

Pong: Shuhei Itoga

Un mandarino: Makoto Narita



Chorus: New National Theatre Chorus, Fujiwara Opera Chorus Group, BIWAKO HALL Vocal Ensemble

Children Chorus: TOKYO FM Boys Choir

Orchestra: Barcelona Symphony Orchestra


Set design: Alfons Flores

Costume design: Lluc Castells

Lighting design: Urs Schönebaum

Associate director: Susana Gómez

Kazushi Ono, Conductor/General Producer
Àlex Ollé, Production
Iréne Theorin, Soprano
Jennifer Wilson, Soprano
Teodor Ilincăi, Tenor
David Pomeroy, Tenor
Eri Nakamura, Soprano
Ryoko Sunakawa, Soprano


Prices (tax included)

Free admission (Advance application required)

*400 persons per performance (Lottery drawing shall be conducted if the number of the applicants exceeds the limit.)

Application open date

Sat, Jun 1, 2019 10:00

Application deadline

Wed, Jun 19, 2019

*By post: must arrive no later than the designated period

*Online: by 17:00 of the designated period

Result notice

The result will be sent to all the applicants by around late June 2019.

How to apply

By reply-paid postcard or online


⁃Reply-paid postcard

Please fill out the reply-paid postcard as follows:

Sending-side/Address: “Turandot” Rehearsal team, Production Section, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, 110-8716

Returning-side/Back: Blank

Returning-side/Front: postal code, address, name of the application submitter

Sending-side/Back: Applicant information

1. Event title “Turandot Rehearsal”

2. Your preferred date of the performance (1 day only)

3. Number of attendees (Up to 2 persons)

4. Postal code and address of the application submitter

5. Telephone number of the application submitter

6. Name and age of all attendees



⁃Online application

Apply from the “‘Turandot’ Open Rehearsal” application page on the official website of the Summer Festival Opera 2019-20 Japan↔Tokyo↔World, by filling out the required information.


Other Information

*Admission age: Elementary school students or older
*There is no escalator and elevator in the hall.
*The dress rehearsal is open for only the first act.
*The seat cannot be selected.

Official Website


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

Planning and Coordination Section, Culture Promotion Division, Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government +81-3-5320-7735

Organizers & Supporters

Produced by: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan/New National Theatre, Tokyo

Presented by: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)