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Music Program TOKYO Platinum Series Vol.5 Francesco MELI—The tenor captivating the world

Have a gorgeous time with celebrated artists surrounded by "miraculous acoustics" at Recital Hall.

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

If you need to avoid visiting the venue for specific reasons stated below, a refund is available. Please go through the below steps for ticket refunds.
Please note that the performance might be canceled or postponed on decisions, orders by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Sat, Feb 13, 2021 15:00 (Open 14:30)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre TBK productions Concert

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 closed except for large luggage.

⁃ 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.


Platinum Series Lineup


Tenor: Francesco MELI

◇View artists profiles (only in Japanese)


Piano: ASANO Naoko

* The performance will be held by changing the pianist as stated above,

replacing Davide CAVALLI, who is unable to perform having no prospect of coming to Japan due to entry restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


ROSSINI: “La promessa” from Les Soirées Musicales

DONIZETTI: Ah! Rammenta, o bella Irene

BELLINI: Vanne o rosa fortunata

Luigi MAIO: Alchemichelangiolesca (world premiere)—Rime di Fuoco, Vento, Terra e Acqua

“La carne terra” (Rime 197, 215, 110)

“In acqua son conversi” (Rime 231)

“Quante più legne o vento” (Rime 57)

“Se ‘l foco al tutto nuoce” (Rime 122)

TOSTI: L’ultima canzone / Ideale / Non t’amo più / Malìa / Sogno

MASSENET: Melodie, Op.10, No.5 [Piano solo]

MASSENET: “En fermant les yeux (Le Rêve)” from Manon

VERDI: “Ah fede negar potessi…Quando le sere al placido” from Luisa Miller

GIORDANO: “Amor ti vieta” from Fedora

PUCCINI: “E lucevan le stelle” from Tosca



DE CURTIS: Non ti scordar di me

TOSTI: L’alba separa dalla luce l’ombra

DONIZETTI: “Una furtiva lagrima” from L’elisir d’amore


TOSTI: A vucchella

LEHÁR: “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz” from Das Land des Lächelns

CARDILLO: Catarì, Catarì (Core ‘ngrato)

DI CAPUA: O sole mio

PUCCINI: “Recondita armonia” from Tosca

VERDI:“De’ miei bollenti spiriti” from La Traviata

PhotoFrancesco MELI, Tenor


Prices (tax included)

[Tickets Availability (as of Feb 4, 2021)]

Pre-sale tickets are sold out. There are no day tickets nor additional ticket sales available.

Please also note those who have already purchased the tickets for # marked seats can attend the performance.


Series Packages (5-performances): S24,750yen A19,800yen

Single ticket: S5,500yen A4,400yen B2,750yen Under-26s 1,100yen (Valid ID required) Pre-sale sold out

* Please note that we may ask you to move from your reserved seat to another upon entering the venue.

S(#)5,500yen A(#)4,400yen B(#)2,750yen Under-26s(#) 1,100yen (Valid ID required) Pre-sale sold out

* In case the capacity restriction is tightened again, please note that your purchased tickets for # marked seats have to be refunded, and you will not be able to attend the performance.

* The following tickets are only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office through the below services.

⁃ Series Packages (5-performances): in person or by telephone (online not available)

⁃ # marked seats, seat B, and Under-26s: in person, by telephone, online

[Day tickets]

Tickets not available.

Seating Chart

Seating Chart (PDF)

On Sale Date

Series Packages (5-performances): Sat, Apr 11-Sat, Apr 25, 2020 (Limited-time sales)

Single ticket: Sat, Dec 12, 2020

* The ticket sales starting date has been changed as above from the initial announcement.

BOX Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

Ticket Refund Procedure

[For those who need to avoid visiting the venue for specific reasons, a refund is available]

If any of the following cases apply to you, we ask you not to come to the venue. Regarding the ticket refund, please follow the below steps during the designated period.


⁃ You have a sudden fever (37.5°C/99.5°F or higher), or your fever has been lasting continuously.

⁃ You seem to have a cold with symptoms such as a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, and fatigue.

⁃ You have problems with your health condition other than those mentioned above, or you simply do not feel well.

⁃ You have had close contact with someone with a positive PCR test result for COVID-19.

⁃ You have stayed in countries and regions, where the Japanese government’s entry ban or quarantine after landing into Japan apply, within 2 weeks prior to the date you are planning to visit the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. Or you have had close contact with someone who applies to the case mentioned above.


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

Period for accepting refund requests:

Until Friday, March 5, 2021

(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 three months at the latest 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 concert.
* 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 Fri, Feb 5, 2021


Tokyo Metropolitan Government/ Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture: the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, the Arts Council Tokyo