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2020 Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XVIII
Press Release No.8

Feb 19 (Wed) , 2020 

2021 Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XIX
PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

 We are happy to announce the 2021 Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XIX Program. 
As its principle offering the 19th Opera Project will present G. Puccini “La Bohème, which was last performed by the Academy in 2004.
 This will be an exciting new production by Stage Director David Kneuss and Set & Costume Designer Robart Perdziola. Mr. Kneuss and Mr. Perdziola both were under the tutelage of the great Franco Zeffirelli. They have created many opera productions together during their long careers.  Mr. Kneuss's delicate and loyal direction to the music, and the authentic set and costume designs are a must see. In addition to opera, Mr. Perdziola is well-known as a world famous ballet set and costume designer. Recently he has created productions for the Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theater and Finnish National Ballet. 
 Our new production of “La Bohème” will bring out the best of one of Puccini's most popular operas. Anticipate the Academy's usual high standard of international singers and young aspiring musicians selected by auditions throughout Asia.
 Conductor, casts and tickets information will be announced shortly.
Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XIX
G. Puccinni : La Bohème
ROHM CLASSIC SPECIAL
New Production《Opera in 4 Acts in Italian with Japanese Titles》
 
March 19 (Fri), 2021     ROHM Theatre Kyoto Main Hall
March 21 (Sun), 2021   
ROHM Theatre Kyoto Main Hall
March 24 (Wed), 2021  Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
March 28 (Sun), 2021   
Aichi Prefectural Art Theater

Artistic Director: Seiji Ozawa
Director: David Kneuss
Set Designer & Costume Designer: Robert Perdziola
Orchestra: Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra

Presented by: Seiji Ozawa Music Academy / VEROZA Japan
Kyoto City / ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation) *Kyoto Performances
Co-presented by: Rohm Music Foundation
Sponsored by: ROHM Co., Ltd
Produced by: VEROZA Japan

2020 Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XVIII Program

Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XVIII
J.Strauss II Operetta "Die Fledermaus"
ROHM CLASSIC SPECIAL

Opera in 3 Acts in German with Japanese Titles
Artistic Director/ Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Conductor: Christian Arming
Director: David Kneuss
Set Designer: Gunther Schneider-Siemssen
Costume Designer: Peter J. Hall
Lighting Designer: Tatsuo Takasawa
Choreographer: Marcus Bugler
Orchestra: Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra
Chorus: Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Choir

 
Rosalinde: Wendy Bryn Harmer
Gabriel von Eisenstein: Adrian Eröd
Adele: Anna Christy
Alfred: John Tessier
Prince Orlofsky: Emily Fons
Dr. Falke: Russell Braun
Frank: Dale Travis
Dr. Blind: Jean-Paul Fouchécourt
Ida: Eriko Kuribayashi
Frosch: Matsuko Deluxe

*Casts are subject to change.
【Schedule】
March 20, 2020 (Fri/Holiday) 15:00  ROHM Theatre Kyoto Main Hall *Backstage tour *B, C and D Sold Out
March 22, 2020 (Sun) 15:00  ROHM Theatre Kyoto Main Hall *C and D Sold Out
March 25, 2020 (Wed) 18:30  Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall  *SOLD OUT
March 29, 2020 (Sun) 15:00  Aichi Prefectural Art Theatre Main Theatre *C and D Sold Out
*Doors open 60 min before the show. 


【Tickets】
Tickets go on sale on December 14 (Sat), 2019
Price: S ¥25,000 A ¥21,000 B¥17,000 C¥13,000 D¥8,000 U25¥3,000 
*Please see Official Website for ticket purchase information.

Presented by:
Seiji Ozawa Music Academy / VEROZA Japan
Kyoto City / ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation) *Kyoto Performances
Tokai Television Broadcasting Co.,Ltd. (Nagoya Performance)

Co-presented by: Rohm Music Foundation
Sponsored by: ROHM Co., Ltd
Support: Nippon Broadcasting System Inc. (Tokyo Performance)
Co-operation: ANA
Produced by: VEROZA Japan
Opera for Children
Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XVIII
J.Strauss II Operetta "Die Fledermaus"
ROHM CLASSIC SPECIAL
2020 March 13 (Fri) 11:00 / 14:00
ROHM Theatre Kyoto Main Hall


Artistic Director: Seiji Ozawa
Conductor: Kensho Watanabe
Director: David Kneuss
Orchestra: Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra
Entrance free performance for elementary school children in Kyoto
*Casts are different from general productions.
*Opera in German with Japanese Titles 
*No general admission


Presented by:
Seiji Ozawa Music Academy / VEROZA Japan
Kyoto City / ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation) *Kyoto Performances

Co-presented by: Rohm Music Foundation
Sponsored by: ROHM Co., Ltd
About the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy
In 2000, Mr. Ken Sato, then-president of ROHM Co. Ltd., and conductor Seiji Ozawa founded an educational project - the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy with the objective of nurturing young musicians through opera. One of Ozawa's mentors, Maestro von Karajan, used to say, "Symphony and opera are the two wheels that make the vehicle of music move forward". Ozawa made this his philosophy and puts it into practice once a year with the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy.
  Young, talented musicians chosen through auditions to train under conductor Seiji Ozawa and musicians of Saito Kinen Orchestra among others, gather to form the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra. The orchestra together in work with world leading professional stage directors, producers and opera singers then, presents the results of its study in opera performance - the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project. The Seiji Ozawa Music Academy so far featured 17 opera projects - 11 opera pieces starting with Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and the symphony orchestra concert of Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor “The Resurrection”. In the spring of 2009, the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra Project was also launched.
  As of its establishment in year 2000,  the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy has been continuously supported by semiconductor manufacturer ROHM Co., Ltd and Rohm Music Foundation, who has its headquarters in Kyoto. It is due to this continuous support that as of year 2016 the Academy has made ROHM Theatre Kyoto its production base. As of 2015, the Academy also organises special opera performances - Opera for Children - for the primary school students of Kyoto.
Contact information
VEROZA Japan/Seiji Ozawa Music Academy (c/o Ayumi Seki)
3F Forest Seijo, Seijo 5-8-17, Setagaya Tokyo 157-0066 JAPAN
Tel: 81-3-6411-5445 Email: pr@verozajapan.com
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