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Performing Arts Creation Project The 400-year-old Castrato

There is a limit to our life span. How would your life be different if you could live forever? This story is about a man who lived for 400 years.

Date Sat, Feb 15, 2020 16:00 (Open 15:30)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre TBK productions Opera Concert

Flyer (PDF)

Original concept, music selection

Daichi Fujiki

Script, direction, and set design

Jo Taira

Music direction, composition, arrangement

Masanori Kato


Countertenor: Daichi Fujiki

Piano: Masanori Kato

Reading: Baku Owada, Miho Owada

Violin: Tatsuki Narita *1st prize and Audience Award of String Section at the 5th Tokyo Music Competition

Violin: Natsumi Tsuboi *1st prize and Audience Award of String Section at the 12th Tokyo Music Competition

Viola: Ayako Tahara *1st prize and Audience Award of String Section at the 11th Tokyo Music Competition

Cello: Tatsuki Sasanuma *2nd prize of String Section at the 12th Tokyo Music Competition




Victoria: Jesu dulcis memoria

English folk song: Greensleeves

Monteverdi: “Ritornello” from the opera “L’incoronazione di Poppea”

Vivaldi: “Vedrò con mio diletto” from the opera “Il Giustino”

J.S.Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV1048-1st movement

Händel: “Fammi combattere” from the opera “Orlando”

Haydn: String Quartet No.62 in C major, Op.76 “Emperor”-2nd movement

Beethoven: Adelaïde, Op.46

Mozart: Motet “Ave verum corpus”, K618

Mozart: Recitative and aria “Ombra felice! … Io ti lascio”, K255

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op.44-3rd movement

J.Strauss II: “Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein” from the operetta “Die Fledermaus”

Dvorak: Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, Op.81, B155-3rd movement

Rachmaninov: Vocalise from 14 Songs, Op.34-14




Vieuxtemps: Souvenir d’Amerique on “Yankee Doodle”, Op.17

Poulenc: La Belle Jeunesse from “Chansons gaillardes”, FP42-7

Masanori Kato: Scene music

Barber: Agnus Dei, Op.11

Mahler: Symphony No.6 in A minor-3rd movement

Masanori Kato: Inexistant Gardens

Makiko Kinoshita: Kamome (Seagull)

Händel: “Pena Tiranna” from the opera “Amadigi di Gaula”

Hymn: God be with you till we meet again

Masanori Kato (Lyrics by Keisuke Takahashi): Taeru Kotonaku Utau Uta-An Eternally Song (World Premiere)


Costume design: Emi Masuda

Lighting design: Naoto Inaba

Sound engineer: Hisashi Aoki

Stage director: Takahiro Sugawara

Assistant director: Akiko Inayama

PhotoDaichi Fujiki, Original concept, music selection, and countertenor performance
PhotoJo Taira, Script, direction, and set design
PhotoMasanori Kato, Music direction, composition, arrangement, and piano performance
PhotoBaku Owada, Reading
PhotoMiho Owada, Reading


Prices (tax included)

S5,500yen A3,850yen B2,200yen Pre-sale sold out

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Membership Subscribers S4,900yen A3,450yen

Seniors aged 65 and above S4,900yen

Persons with disabilities S4,900yen (same price applied to one companion)

Under-26s S3,300yen A2,350yen

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

[Door tickets]

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On Sale Date

Sat, Oct 19, 2019

Advance sale for Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Membership Subscribers: Sat, Oct 12, 2019

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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 are accepted.)
Event Child Care Service: Mothers 0120-788-222
Reservation must be made by 17:00 on Fri, Feb 7.


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