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Pergolesi Opera“L'Olimpiade”

  • Organization : NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL Arts Foundation
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Music


This is the second presentation of the Pergolesi opera L’Olimpiade, which was premiered in Japan in 2015 and highly acclaimed both inside and outside Japan. Tadayuki Kawahara conducts this work who has a comprehensive knowledge of Italian opera. Director Jun Aguni and splended singers currently at the forefront of the opera world will come together once again. This dramatic opera is a human story of love and hate unfolding around an athletic contest. Several lovely arias that were cut from the earlier production are revived in this one, making for an even more superb production.

Conductor/Harpsichord:Tadayuki Kawahara
Clistene:Hiroyuki Yoshida
Aristea:Hiroko Koda
Argene:Michiko Hayashi
Licida:Emi Sawahata
Megacle:Yumiko Koda
Aminta:Tetsuya Mochizuki
Alcandro:Tadashi Miroku
Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra
Director:Jun Aguni
Lighting Designer:Masao Oshima
Costume Designer:Emi Masuda
Stage Landscape:Atsumi Yokota
Stage Manager:Miho Saito
Props:The Stuff


【Tadayuki Kawahara】
Tadayuki Kawahara made his conducting debut in 2006, leading the Osaka Century Symphony Orchestra. He has since conducted operas including La Bohème, Così fan Tutte and Rigoletto. In 2015 he conducted Pergolesi’s L’Olimpiade at Kioi Hall and Die Zauberflöte at Izumi Hall. He is also active as a pianist. Kawahara graduated from Kunitachi College of Music and completed his studies at that university’s graduate school. He is an associate professor at Kunitachi College of Music and its graduate school. He is also a senior music lecturer at the New National Theatre Opera Studio.


Masayuki Kobayashi
Manager, Production Section
6-5, Kioicho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0094


Kioi Hall(Chiyoda City, Tokyo)