Opera in Tokyo? 2010 Listings

Tokyo is said to have 62 halls and theatres where opera may be performed, according to Opera Japonica.

YouTube video: Renate Tibaldi, performing in Ueno, Tokyo in 1973.

So, if you wanted to listen to opera in this city in 2010, what would you do?

You should probably ask some of the more up-to-date wesbsites, such as

That operajapnica website was last upated sometime way back in 2006. Curious. At some point, someone gathered the following information, about opera and classical music in Japan:


Listed by area: all sites are in Japanese only, unless otherwise indicated.
English pages, when they do exist, may not offer any substantial information!


Classica Japan www.classicajapan.com/
Popular site for classical music news and links
Daily Classical Music Critique by Takamoto Hideyuki www2k.biglobe.ne.jp/~critique/
Geidankyo/Japan Council of Performers' Organizations (English/Japanese) www.geidankyo.or.jp/
HMV Japan (English) www.hmv.co.jp/help/Main.asp?
Japan Opera Foundation (also Fujiwara Opera, Nihon Opera Kyokai and Nihon Opera Shinkokai Singers Training School) www.jof.or.jp
Japan Performing Arts Net (English/Japanese) www.jpan.org/cont_e.html
Site "sponsored by the Japan Foundation to inform people round the world about Japanese performing arts". Has useful information about Japanese orchestras, but the site has not been maintained.
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (English/Japanese) jphil.vcom.or.jp
Japan Shinsei Symphony Orchestra (English/Japanese) www.musicinfo.com/shinsei/
Mozart Theatre www.mozart.gr.jp/
Musashino Academia Musicae www.musashino-music.ac.jp/
Neo Wing www.cdjapan.co.jp
International CD and DVD mail ordering service (English)
New Japan Philharmonic www.njp.or.jp
New National Theatre, Tokyo (English/Japanese) www.nntt.jac.go.jp/
Nikikai Opera www.tvz.com/opera/nikikai/performance.html
Opera Salon Tonakai (opera restaurant) www.opera.co.jp
Poco a Poco Lirica Club www2.odn.ne.jp/~aaa60700/index.htm
Has various resources including libretti translated into Japanese.
Suntory Hall (English/Japanese) www.suntory.co.jp/suntoryhall/
Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra http://www.cityphil.gr.jp
Tokyo Opera City www.operacity-arts.co.jp
Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation (English/Japanese) www.tokyooperacity-cf.or.jp
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (English/Japanese) www.tpo.or.jp
Tokyo Symphony, The (English/Japanese) www.tokyosymphony.com
Tokyo University of Arts (Geidai) Music Department www.geidai.ac.jp/
Tokyu Bunkamura Arts Centre (English/Japanese) www.bunkamura.co.jp/english/
Tower Records Japan International Page (English) www.towerrecords.co.jp/int/index.html
TVZ Opera www.tvz.com/opera
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo www.yominet.or.jp/yomikyo


Concerts of Classical Music in Kansai www.kh.rim.or.jp/~horin/
Lovely Hall at Kawachi Nagano City www3.osk.3web.ne.jp/~kcfoc/
Operetten Verein Kikagekikai (school) www.toshweb.net/operetta/
Osaka College of Music www.daion.ac.jp
Osaka College of Music Operahouse www.hi-ho.ne.jp/operahouse
Sakai City Opera www.ozemail.com.au/~sakaico/

Aichi Prefecture

Aichi Arts Foundation (English/Japanese) www.aac.pref.aichi.jp/sinkou/core.html
Nagoya College of Music www.doho.ac.jp/~meion/
Shiragawa Hall www.sumitomomarine.co.jp/SHI_1.htm

Gunma Prefecture

Gunma Orchestra www.sphere.ad.jp/takasaki/TAKASAKI/GUNKYOU-1.html

Hiroshima Prefecture

Hiroshima International Opera Studio www.enjoy.ne.jp/~sakoda/


Sapporo Concert Hall 'Kitara' www.kitara-sapporo.or.jp/

Ibaraki Prefecture

Hitachi Civic Centre www.civic.or.jp/index.html
Hitachi Opera www.civic.or.jp/opera/index.html
Art Tower Mito (English/Japanese) www.arttowermito.or.jp/

Ishikawa Prefecture

Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa (English/Japanese) www.oek.or.jp

Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa Arts Foundation www.kanagawa-arts.or.jp/
Showa Academia Musicae/Showa Music University (English/Japanese) www.tosei-showa-music.ac.jp/
Japan Metropolitan Opera www2p.biglobe.ne.jp/~jmo


Kyoto City University of Arts Music Department www.kcua.ac.jp/indexj.html

Miyagi Prefecture

Sendai Opera Association www.li-tech.com/opera

Nagano Prefecture

Matsumoto Saito Kinen Festival www.matsumoto.ne.jp/user/skf/

Niigata Prefecture

Nagaoka City Foundation for Art and Culture Promotion www.nagaoka-caf.or.jp/

Shiga Prefecture

Shiga Opera Association www.biwa.or.jp/~kazu-sue/SOC.html

Tochigi Prefecture

Brian Chandler imaginatorium.org/stuff/carmen.htm

Tokushima Prefecture

Minoru Miki (composer) www2u.biglobe.ne.jp/~m-miki/

Toyama Prefecture

Aubade Hall www.cap.or.jp/hic/au.html

Yamagata Prefecture

Yamagata Symphony Orchestra plaza9.mbn.or.jp/~yso_homepage

Opera japonica, 21 November 2003


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