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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Performing Arts Creation Project Operatic Performance: Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch

The masterpiece of Lied will be performed in an operatic style: truly fabulous and precious things lie in simplicity, but never in fanciness.

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 is subject to change depending on decisions, orders, etc. by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Sat, Nov 28, 2020 15:00 (Open 14:30)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre TBK productions

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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.

About the work

Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch is said to be one of the uppermost lied works.

The work has been designed as an operatic drama (love story) featuring a man and a woman, shuffling the order of all 46 pieces in this song book. The performance will illustrate the songs’ strong emotions in a new form with a unique collaboration between a male and female pair of singers and that of dancers. The director puts his utmost trust in the performers, as the singers are experts of German lied and the dancers are up-and-coming in the contemporary field.

Enjoy the performance filled with the love dedicated to the lieder for a long time by the sought-after stage director IWATA Tatsuji.


WOLF: Italienisches Liederbuch


Operatic Performance (Sung in German with Japanese surtitles) 

Direction and Creation

IWATA Tatsuji


Soprano: OITA Yuko

Baritone: KOMORI Teruhiko

Piano: IDE Norihiko



◇View artists profiles (only in Japanese)


Stage design: MATSUO Hiroko

Costume design: MAEDA Ayako

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

Choreography: YAMAMOTO Yu

Stage manager: ONITA Masahiko

PhotoIWATA Tatsuji, Direction and Creation
PhotoOITA Yuko, Soprano
PhotoKOMORI Teruhiko, Baritone
PhotoIDE Norihiko, Piano
PhotoYAMAMOTO Yu, Dance and Choreography
PhotoFUNAKI Kokoro, Dance


Prices (tax included)

[Tickets Availability (as of Oct 16, 2020)]

Tickets are additionally on sale as # marked seat tickets in response to the relaxed capacity limit.


S5,500yen A3,850yen B2,200yen *A, B 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(#)3,850yen B(#)2,200yen *A(#), B(#) 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.


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

Seniors aged 65 and above S4,900yen

Persons with disabilities S4,900yen (The same price applies to one companion.)

Under-26s 1,100yen (The price applies to all seat categories.)

*Tickets for seats marked with #, seat B, and discounts are only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office. Valid ID required for the discount tickets.


[Additional ticket sale in response to the relaxed capacity limit]

The tickets for seats which have been kept unoccupied will go on sale from Sat, Oct 3 as # marked seat tickets. (only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office)

[Day tickets]

Tickets will go on sale at 14:00. (S-seat only)

Seating Chart

Seating Chart (PDF)

On Sale Date

Sat, Sep 5, 2020

Advance sale for Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Membership Subscribers: Thu, Sep 3, 2020

*Advance sale for Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Membership Subscribers is only available by telephone and online at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office. On-site not available. (The number of the tickets is limited.)

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

BOX Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

The end date and time of the ticket sales

By telephone: Nov 28 (Sat) 13:00

In person: Nov 28 (Sat) 13:00

Online: Nov 28 (Sat) 13:00

The tickets are available until 16:00 on Nov 28 on online service in Japanese language.

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, December 18, 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 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 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 17:00 on Fri, Nov 20.


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