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Ikuma Dan Opera "YUZURU"

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Director Toshiki Okada, highly acclaimed in Europe, takes his first stab at opera in a much-anticipated revamp of “Yuzuru” from a fresh perspective

This production marks the first directorial stab at opera for Toshiki Okada, a high-profile director known for borderless, cross-genre work that sees him regularly invited to the theaters of Europe. Anticipation is mounting regarding the world view Okada will offer with his new take on this renowned Japanese operatic work by Ikuma Dan,20 years after that composer’s death.
Performers include Sara Koyabashi, appearing for the first time in the role of Tsu. Expectations are also high for Kobayashi’s artistic interpretation, based on her years of experience with the beautiful Japanese-language singing, ballet, and Nihon-buyo dance she has made her life’s work.
Takumi Yogi also makes his debut appearance in the role of “Yohyo,” arguably the central figure of this production. The role of “Unzu” is taken by Koji Terada, a popular young singer gifted with a naturally sublime voice, making his debut in this series. Playing “Sodo,” with many series appearances under his belt, is the “singing actor” Hirohisa Sannohe.
This production of “Yuzuru” is set to break new ground, featuring as it does an exceptional creator directing opera for the first time, and in-demand singers who know the series concept inside out. Expectations are high that this production of “Yuzuru” will shed new light on the work and leave its mark on Japanese opera performance history in a big way.

We will hold this performance after taking measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Please be sure to check the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre’s precautions on the theater website and wear a mask when purchasing tickets/when visiting the theater. Please be advised that those who have a fever of 37.5℃ or higher or those who are not feeling well may be denied admission on the day of the performance.


Ikuma Dan/Opera “Yuzuru”
One act opera (Performance in Japanese with English subtitles)

Conducted by

Hiroyuki Tsuji

Directed by

Toshiki Okada


Tsu: Sara Kobayashi (Soprano)
Yohyo: Takumi Yogi (Tenor)
Unzu: Koji Terada (Baritone)
Sodo: Hirohisa Sannohe (Bass-baritone)
Dancer: Yu Okamoto (TABATHA)
Dancer: Kyoko Kudo (TABATHA)
The Village Children: Setagaya Junior Choir (conducted by Midori Kakee)
Orchestra: The Opera Band

Production staff

Design: Tomomi Nakamura
Costume: Kyoko Fujitani
Lighting: Masayoshi Takada
Sound: Koichi Ishimaru
Video: Shimpei Yamada
Dramaturg: Masahiko Yokobori
Repetiteur/music coach: Keiko Iwabuchi
Assistant Directors: Miyuki Ikuta, Nahoko Narihira


[On sale on Saturday, May 29 2021, 10:00]
Reserved seats / Tax included
S Seats 10,000 yen
A Seats 8,000 yen
B Seats 6,000 yen
C Seats 4,000 yen
D Seats 3,000 yen
E Seats 2,000 yen
SS Seats 14,000 yen
High school student and under: 1,000 yen

*Preschoolers not permitted.
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*The program is subject to change.
*Some subtitles may be difficult to see depending on the seat.
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Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre / Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Co-produced by
Kariya Cultural Center, Kumamoto Prefectural Theater, The Opera Band, Kariya Cultural Center Orchestra, Kyushu Symphony Orchestra
Supported by
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
Cooperated by
The Liaison Council of Theaters and Halls in Japan