• Finished

Music and Performing Arts educational program
Workshop - "Let's Make an Opera!"
Workshop 3 - Learn about the stage! (staging, stage design, costumes, lighting design, production)

You can experience the backstage role with professionals

  • Theater / Dance ,
  • Art Project ,
  • Workshop

In addition to cast members, opera production involves planners and staff people working in a variety of areas including production and stage design, costumes, and lighting. Mainly through shared experience of the “behind the scenes” production process, this workshop aims to foster awareness and acquisition of necessary on-site skills which cannot be gained through knowledge and technique alone. By pitching your own ideas to experienced planners (“If it were me, I’d propose this plan!”), you can give life to your theoretical ideas and perhaps make a valuable contribution to your creative activity.


Bizet: Carmen (4 acts; sung in Japanese) – Highlights version

Number of participants / Entry requirements *The deadline for receipt of applications has passed.

Number of participants: about 5-10
*Application materials will be screened.

Participants: University students; persons taking specialized courses in [equipment, costumes, lighting] or art management; aspiring stage designers and stage producers
Age range, 18-25 (consultation required for persons of other ages)

Entry requirement: Must be able to participate in all activities from the preparation period to the performance.

Application period: Jun 1 (Sat) – Jul 31 (Wed); applications accepted as they are received

*For details, see the official website

Participation fee

2,000 yen (tax included), regardless of the number of days you attend

Final presentation

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Opera BOX “Carmen”, Nov 24 (Sun), 14:00 (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall)


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, “Let’s Make an Opera!” desk
Tel: 03-3828-2111

Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan/Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Bunkyo Civic Hall (Bunkyo Academy Foundation)


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Academy Otowa