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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Opera BOX: "Amahl and the Night Visitors"

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

Upon attending the workshop, please visit this link to go through our precautionary measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread and notice to visitors.

If you are not able to attend on the rescheduled day, a refund is available. Please go through the below steps for ticket refunds.

Please note that there might be additional changes in the performance depending on decisions and orders by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Sun, Aug 30, 2020 15:00 (Open 14:20)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre TBK productions Opera

Flyer (PDF)

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.

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

⁃ Allow enough time to get into the venue.


* There will be a performance in the auditorium area set by the stage direction. Performers will wear mouth shields when they sing and keep a distance between performers and audience members.

Bag Check

It has been decided that we will not conduct the bag check initially planned.


Amahl and the Night Visitors (Opera in 1 Act/Sung in English with Japanese surtitles)

Libretto & Music

Gian Carlo MENOTTI


SONODA Ryuichiro


IWATA Tatsuji

First Part

Opening Panel

Panelists & Artists

Panelists: SONODA Ryuichiro, IWATA Tatsuji

MC: ASAOKA Satoshi

Mezzo-soprano: TOMIOKA Akiko *3rd Prize of Voice section at the 1st Tokyo Music Competition

Baritone: TERADA Koji *2nd Prize of Voice section at the 6th Tokyo Music Competition


Music to be performed

Barber: “Must the winter come so soon” from the opera “Vanessa”

Menotti: Bob’s bedroom aria from the opera “The Old Maid and the Thief”

and more

Second Part

Opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors”

Amahl: MORITA Mao *2nd Prize of Voice section at the 12th Tokyo Music Competition

Mother: YAMASHITA Makiko *1st Prize of Voice section at the 1st Tokyo Music Competition

Kaspar: KOBORI Yusuke *2nd Prize of Voice section at the 16th Tokyo Music Competition

Melchior: TAKAHASHI Yosuke *2nd Prize and Audience Award of Voice section at the 9th Tokyo Music Competition

Balthazar: KUBOTA Masumi

The Page: RYU Shinichiro *Finalist of Voice section at the 5th Tokyo Music Competition

Shepherds and villagers (Chorus):

Coro Pastore

Little Shepherds (Participants of the workshop “Let’s Create Opera!”)



Cello: MIZUNO Yuya *1st place and Audience Award of String section at the 13th Tokyo Music Competition

*The artist has been changed from the initial announcement.

Clarinet: SUDO Yuki


Stage design: MATSUO Hiroko

Lighting design: OSHIMA Masao [Art Stage Lighting Group Inc.]

Costume design: MASUDA Emi [Moma Workshop]

Choreography: WASHIDA Midori

Stage director: ITO Jun [The Stuff]


Korrepetitor: TAKAHASHI Yuko

Children’s chorus instructor: TANAKA Mika

Assistant director: HASHIZUME Yoko

Hair & Makeup: Maruzen Inc.

PhotoSONODA Ryuichiro, Conductor
PhotoIWATA Tatsuji, Production
PhotoMORITA Mao, Soprano
PhotoYAMASHITA Makiko, Mezzo-soprano
PhotoKOBORI Yusuke, Tenor
PhotoTAKAHASHI Yosuke, Baritone
PhotoKUBOTA Masumi, Bass
PhotoRYU Shinichiro, Baritone
PhotoTOMIOKA Akiko, Mezzo-soprano
PhotoTERADA Koji, Baritone
PhotoASAOKA Satoshi, MC


Prices (tax included)

Reserved Seats 3,300yen Pre-sale sold out

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Membership Subscribers, Senior (age 65 and above), Under-26s, Persons with disabilities 2,750yen

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

[Door tickets]

Tickets not available.

On Sale Date

Sat, Apr 25, 2020

Advanced sale for Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Membership Subscribers: Sat, Apr 18, 2020 (Only available by telephone and online, not available in person. There is a limit to the number of tickets on purchase.)

BOX Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

Ticket Refunds Procedure

[If you are not able to come to the venue, a refund is available]

If you wish to get a refund for your tickets, please follow the below steps during the designated period.


Those who purchased tickets at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office (by telephone, in person, online)

Period for accepting refund requests:

Until Wednesday, September 30, 2020

(The request submission must be postmarked by the deadline.)


How to request a refund (By post only)

Please send your tickets and a sheet of paper filled out with the following information to the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office.

* Used tickets are not refundable. Refunds will only be provided for tickets with a stub attached.

* If you have not collected the tickets at a 7-Eleven shop yet, please make sure to collect them by the ticket-issuing due date. The tickets are also required for those who request a refund. You cannot get the ticket issued after the due date.


Required information:

Your name (Japanese phonetics included)

Your telephone number

The total number of your purchased tickets

Your bank account information (Please leave a note if you do not have your bank account in Japan.):

bank name, branch name, account holder (Japanese phonetics included), account type (checking or savings), account number


Postal Address:

Attn: Ticket Refund Team

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

5-45, Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8716

* Please note that your tickets will not be reimbursed in case the mail is not delivered to the Box Office by misdelivery and so on.


Costs you get refunded

1. Ticket Cost


2. Service fees

* All expenses presented by the box office on purchasing tickets.

* If you have purchased with tickets for other events, only the system charge and the ticket issuing fee will be refunded.


3. Postage fee for sending back tickets (Up to 244yen)

* Please note that your tickets will not be reimbursed in case the mail is not delivered to the Box Office by misdelivery and so on.


Refund Period

You will receive a refund in your designated bank account in about two months after the box office receives your tickets.

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. (Please note: 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, Aug 21, 17:00.


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