KABUKI x OPERA “Luminous, The Lord” presented by ENEOS

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Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium (Tokyo)

The first theme is “Celebrating the Start of the Games”, which will kick off in April 2020. The stage on which the performances will take place will feature different aspects of “integration and coexistence between western and eastern cultures and a comparison between the traditional and the modern” – a new cultural initiative that which will be the legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Games.*The programme has been cancelled.

KABUKI × OPERA “Luminous, The Lord” presented by ENEOS

*The programme has been cancelled.
The KABUKI x OPERA "Luminous, The Lord" event, presented by ENEOS, due to have taken place on 18 April has been cancelled. This is aimed at preventing the risk of COVID-19 infection and protecting members of the public, performers and event staff.

Those who have purchased tickets will receive a full refund under the terms and conditions of the ticket vendor company. Details can be found at the Ticket PIA website (https://w.pia.jp/t/kabukiopera20/). Enquiries can be made by telephone to 0570-78-3202 during the hours of 12:00 pm to 18:00 pm Monday to Friday or by email to kabuki-opera(at)pia.co.jp.
Additional Cast Announced.

A fusion of kabuki and opera comes alive on the stage ―
A single night’s performance featuring Ichikawa Ebizo
together with world-renowned opera performers

Based on numerous pieces from traditional kabuki, this is a newly created story with a lively and festive spirit that is well-suited for the opening of an official cultural event of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Interwoven throughout the new kabuki story are famous opera music pieces that will be familiar to the audience. Combining kabuki and opera into a single unified work, this is sure to be a unique and thrilling performance.

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Main Performers & Creative Artists

Kabuki

Ebizo Ichikawa

Kabuki Actor

Kabuki actor will succeed to the prestigious name of Ichikawa Danjuro XIII, Hakuen in May 2020

Born in 1977, Ichikawa Ebizo hails from Japan. He has been actively engaged in producing performances that reintroduce the values of traditional Japanese art to contemporary generations.

Overseas, he gave performances at the Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris to commemorate his succession to the prestigious name of Ichikawa Ebizo XI. In recent years he has performed in Singapore, the UAE and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2007, he was nominated for the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award and was awarded with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the nation of France.

Kotaro Nakamura

Kabuki Actor

Udanji Ichikawa

Kabuki Actor

Opera

Anna Pirozzi

Soprano

An electrifying and dramatic soprano who has garnered the attention of the opera world

Born in 1975, Anna Pirozzi hails from Italy. Recognised as an authentic Verdi soprano, she has attracted the attention of opera houses and maestros across the world with her powerful and dramatic soprano voice. Pirozzi has graced the opening of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala and is currently a prima donna of the highest esteem. This will be her first performance in Japan.

Erwin Schrott

Bass baritone

Famed opera star with an alluring bass-baritone voice.

Born in Uruguay in 1972, Erwin Schrott is an outstanding young baritone from South America. He has performed to international acclaim in the world’s most prestigious opera theatres including Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Opéra National de Paris, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Washington National Opera and the Vienna State Opera.

Guests

Tao Tsuchiya

Travis Japan (Johnny’s Jr.)

Conductor

Jordi Bernàcer

Orchestra

Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

Choreographer/Director

Kanjuro Fujima

Performance overview

Concept

Both kabuki and opera are performing arts based on expressing our physical potential as humans.

The two share many similarities, including the fact that they originated from a social movement that valued peace, developed from a similar historic context and share an origin that elevated entertainment to the status of performing art.

With a focus on the “value of the Olympic Games”, kabuki and opera have been selected by present-day Tokyo — and, in turn Japan — as performing arts that express themes that should be communicated across the world. The challenge is not only to blend the performers together, but every aspect including the music, the theatrical techniques and the staff. Giving form to “integration and coexistence between western and eastern cultures and comparisons between the traditional and modern,” this new form of Japanese culture will be a legacy that is communicated from Tokyo to the world from 2020 onward.

Ticket information

*The programme has been cancelled.
The KABUKI x OPERA "Luminous, The Lord" event, presented by ENEOS, due to have taken place on 18 April has been cancelled. This is aimed at preventing the risk of COVID-19 infection and protecting members of the public, performers and event staff.

Those who have purchased tickets will receive a full refund under the terms and conditions of the ticket vendor company. Details can be found at the Ticket PIA website (https://w.pia.jp/t/kabukiopera20/). Enquiries can be made by telephone to 0570-78-3202 during the hours of 12:00 pm to 18:00 pm Monday to Friday or by email to kabuki-opera(at)pia.co.jp.

Date and time

Sat 18 April 2020 – performance begins at 17:00

(scheduled) one time only

Venue

Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium

1-17-1, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051
1-minute walk from Sendagaya Station
1-minute walk from Kokuritsu-kyogijo Station (A4 Exit)

Ticket sale dates (scheduled)

[Lottery Sales]From Fri 14 Feb 10:00 to Mon 24 Feb 23:59

[General Sales]From Sat 7 Mar 10:00 to Tue 17 Mar 23:59

*The ticket sale period is subject to change without prior notice.

Prices (tax included)

SS Seat ¥25,000 / S Seat ¥18,000
A Seat ¥12,000 / B Seat ¥10,000
Z Seat ¥2,020

*Z Seats have limited viewing (portions of the stage will be blocked from view)
Z Seat sales will begin with the General Sales

Ticket enquiries

TEL: 0570-78-3202 (Weekdays 12:00 to 18:00)
EMAIL: kabuki-opera(at)pia.co.jp

Calligrapher: Koji Kakinuma/Photo: Yoshihiko Ueda