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Let's Create Opera! - Learn the entire production

  • Theater / Dance ,
  • Kids / Youth ,
  • Workshop

Let’s Create Opera! – Learn the entire production: Direction, Set designs, Stage settings, Stage direction, Costumes, Lighting, Music, Production

An exciting workshop of creating the opera for Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Opera Box with professional creators that the particpants are involved from the initial preparation.


Tuesday, July 23 – Monday, September 23 2019


Kazuhiko Matsui: Naita Aka Oni – The Red Ogre in Tears
(Sung in Japanese with Japanese and English surtitles)


Libretto, Music, Conductor: Kazuhiko Matsui
Production: Hidenori Hisatsune
Stage design: Michi Kurosawa (Toho Stage Craft)
Lighting design: Naoto Inaba (Art Stage Lighting Group)
Costume Design: Emi Masuda (Moma Workshop)
Stage director: Yoshihiro Tanaka (The Stuff)
Assistant director, choreographer: Akiko Inayama
and more


– 18-25 years old (Shall be consulted if the applicant is younger or older than the qualified ages)
– University or College students
– Those who study set designs or arts management
– Those who aim to become set designers, stage creators, or music-related technical staffs

Applicant Eligibility

Be able to participate during the period between the preparation and the actual performance

Workshop fee

2,160 yen
*Tax included
*The fee is non-refundable even if the participation is cancelled for personal reasons.


Approx. 5-10
*Application screening conducted
*The workshop is conducted only in Japanese.

Application period
Monday, June 3 – Saturday, June 29 2019

The result will be sent by post to all the applicants. We do not answer to any inquiries on the result.

How to apply

  • Download the application form on this page and fill out the form (PDF). Send the form by post to the below address with the replying Chou-#3 envelope (120 x 235 mm) with 82 yen stamp attached and filled with your name and address.
  • After closing the application, the result notification will be sent by post to all the applicants. The notification of the payment is included only for the enrolled participants.
  • Please process the payment following the notification attached with the result letter. Once the payment has been received, the documents and preparation tasks, if any, will be sent to the participants.

Postal address for application
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production section, “Let’s Create Opera!” team
5-45, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8716
TEL. +81-3-3828-2111 (Weekdays 10:00-17:00)

*Please note that the documents submitted will not be returned to the applicants.
*Any personal information provided is managed carefully under the privacy policy of Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, and we strictly limit the use to contacting and informing participants on this workshop.
*The program detail is subject to change.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production section
5-45, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8716
TEL. +81-3-3828-2111 (Weekdays 10:00-17:00)


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Komae Ecorma Hall and others



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan / Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan