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2020 Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XVIII
Press Release No.6

Jan 28 (Tue) , 2020 

Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Exhibition 2020 Part 2 OPEN!

 We are happy to announce the second part of the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Exhibition 2020 has opened. Since 2016, Kyoto City Music Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation and Rohm Music Foundation have been hosting special exhibitions of the Academy and its productions. To mark our 20th anniversary year in 2020, we exhibit valuable documents and costumes from “Die Fledermous” and other previous productions, as well as some personal items of the artistic director of the Academy, Seiji Ozawa.
 At the 2nd part, Visitors are able to try-on 
"Die Fledermaus" costumes; Jacket for men and cape for women, and take pictures in front of a big photo panel showing "Die Fledermaus" ball scene.

 Exhibition Part 2 has just opened on Jan 28 (Tue) at ROHM Theatre 3rd floor “Music Salon”.
 The exhibition will be a fun event for opera fans as well as for people who are new to opera and our productions. 

【SEIJI OZAWA MUSIC ACADEMY EXHIBITION 2020】

Part 1: December 10, 2019 (Tue) - January 23, 2020 (Thu) *closed
Part 2: January 28, 2020 (Tue) - March 25, 2020 (Tue)

Venue: ROHM Theatre Kyoto Music Salon (Park Plaza 3rd floor)
Opening hours: 10:00 - 19:00 *Entrance Free
*The venue is closed on theatre maintenance days and closing days.
*2000 to 2020 Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Posters will be exhibited at 1st floor promenade.

Part 1 :
- Costumes and properties used in Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XVIII J. Strauss II: "Die Fledermaus".
- Seiji Ozawa's  "Die Fledermaus" score (copy)
- Original drawing of "Die Fledermaus" set design written from 1986 for Metropolitan Opera.
and more

Part 2: 
- "Die Fledermaus" costumes try-on corner. Jacket for men and cape for women are available. You can also take pictures in front of a big photo panel showing "Die Fledermaus" ball scene.
- Wardrobe of Seiji Ozawa 
- History of Seiji Ozawa Music Academy
and more  
Hosted by Kyoto City Music Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation and Rohm Music Foundation
Sponsored by ROHM Co., Ltd. In co-operation with Veroza Japan Company Ltd.
Press Pass Application Opens
If you wish to cover Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XVIII in March 2020, please fill in the form below and apply for press pass. Once you registered the form, we will e-mail you the press schedule and detailed information. 

Please fill in the form by February 4th (Tue), 2020
Press Pass Form
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
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】
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 and current Chairman Emeritus 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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