2020 Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XVIII
Press Release No.7

Feb 7 (Fri) , 2020 

Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Mini Concert 2020 Vol.1 
Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Sensei Trio Concert at Honen-in! 

 Every year Seiji Ozawa Music Academy presents mini-concerts in Kyoto to showcase the musicians of our Opera Project. This year we are happy to announce that we will present 5 such concerts at various locations in Kyoto City.

  Jacques Zoon (Flute), Yoshiko Kawamoto (Viola) and Naoko Yoshino (Harp); all Saito Kinen Orchestra members and Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra Sensei (teachers) will present a trio performance at one of the most beautiful temples in Kyoto, Honen-in
 The program will contain, trio, duet and solo performances of works by Claude Debussy, whose musical ideas were influenced by music of Japan. This will be the first time for the Academy to present a mini-concert by our Sensei and it promises to be a most extraordinary musical event.
 In addition to this special concert, the Academy will present four more concerts in March by members of the Academy Orchestra and singers.The venues are Kitano-TenmanguThe National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Kyoto Hotel Okura and ROHM Theatre Kyoto Lobby.  Details of these mini-concerts will be announced shorty.
【SEIJI OZAWA MUSIC ACADEMY Mini-Concert 2020 Vol.1】

Date:March 8th (Sun) 2020
Door Open:17:00 Start: 17:30 (No intermission. About 1 hour program)
Venue:Honen-in Temple 
(法然院/ 30, Shishigatani Gosho no Dancho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto)
Artists:Jacques Zoon (Flute),  Yoshiko Kawamoto (Viola), Naoko Yoshino (Harp) 
Admission: 3,000 yen (tax included/ for one person) 

<<How to apply>>
*Please fill in the form here or call Veroza Japan for reservation. 
*One person can reserve up to 4 people. 
*Please pay by cash at the entrance of venue on the day of the performance.
*Pre-school children are not admitted.
*The form will close when application is full. 

For Inquiries:
Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Website
Veroza Japan TEL:03-6411-5445 (Weekday/10:00-18:00)
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Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XVIII
J.Strauss II Operetta "Die Fledermaus"

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.
March 20, 2020 (Fri/Holiday) 15:00  ROHM Theatre Kyoto Main Hall *Backstage tour
March 22, 2020 (Sun) 15:00  ROHM Theatre Kyoto Main Hall 
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
*Doors open 60 min before the show. 

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"
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.
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