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Japan-Italy Ope Rakugo - Tokyo Performance

A small story from Edo and Naples at the opera

2022/11/24(Th.) 13:30 Starting

Narimasu Act HallTokyo


This performance was scheduled to be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, but due to a positive test for a new type of coronavirus infection confirmed in a person involved in the performance, the performance has been postponed at short notice.
We deeply apologize to all of our customers who have been looking forward to this event.

There will be two performances.
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Afternoon performance: 13:30 / Doors open at 13:00
Evening performance starts at 18:30/ Doors open at 18:00

Last year, I came across a piece by Yumiko Kato, who has adapted two famous Rakugo stories, "Jukinmu" and "Shibahama," into an opera. I thought, "This is in Japanese, and everyone from children to the elderly can enjoy it! I thought, "Now is the time for us to do this performance! We decided to plan "Japan-Italy Ope Rakugo".
We decided to adapt an Italian comedy opera and make it like Italian Rakugo performed in Japanese, so we also included "O Onna Chu Nyobo (The Wife's Wife)" as a set.
We have also created a ticket system that allows you to enjoy the concert while taking precautions against infectious diseases. We hope that this concert will be a good opportunity to connect with you and your friends.

Composer Yumiko Kato will join us in our heated rehearsals, and with her direct advice, we will perform a performance full of things that we will only do in this show.

Thanks to a grant from the Agency for Cultural Affairs - AFF2-, we have been able to set a support price for children and audiences over 65 years old, and the production has been completed to be enjoyed by many people.

We are sincerely looking forward to seeing you all.

and! [Project to pass on memories from child to child].
If you have any recorders, keyboard harmonicas, etc. that you have lying around at home, please bring them to the event! We will send them to children overseas through Lions Clubs.


  • lie

    Yumiko Kato

  • Takamimusuhi no Michizane (the immovable buddha)

    Yumiko Kato

  • shiba beach (near the beachside of a shrine, near the water's edge)

    Yumiko Kato

  • woman who served both as a waitress and a prostitute in Osaka teahouses


O Onnachu Nyobo" is an adaptation of Pergolesi's "La Serva Padrona" into a Japanese-language comedy.


  • Motoi Hiraoka


  • Sayaka Kanda


  • Maiko Saito


  • Nagisa Matsuoka


  • Mari Shibata


Admission and ticket purchase

  • Admission fee

    Adult: 3000 yen
    High school students and younger: 1000 yen
    65 years old and over: 2000 yen

  • How to buy

  • Admission of a preschool child

    Please inquire once about admission for preschool children.


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