The first ever collaboration between Akira Shirai and the City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
This time, the orchestra partners with Akira Shirai, the highly prolific theatre director and actor who is also very well versed in music.
Venue : Main Hall
Conductor: Ryuichiro Sonoda
Director: Akira Shirai
Orchestra: City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
Conductor. Ryuichiro Sonoda made his conducting debut with a production of Tosca for the Chigiana Summmer Music Week in Siena in 2006. The following year, he made his debut in Japan conducting La bohème for the Fujiwara Opera. That summer, he conducted Il viaggio a Reims for the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro as well as concerts for Orchestra della Toscana in Florence and the Teatro Massimo Bellini Orchestra in Catania. As a conductor, Sonoda has continued to work for both opera productions and symphony orchestras in Japan and abroad. In 2017, he received the 16th Hideo Saito Memorial Award. He is currently artistic director of the Fujisawa Civic Opera.
Born in Kyoto Prefecture, Akira Shirai graduated from Waseda University, after which he led the theatre company Yu Machinery / Fully Automatic Theater from 1983 to 2002. He won great praise for his directing and many offers to direct productions for other companies. He is now active as a theatre director and actor working for the stage and screen. From April 2016 to March 2021, he was the artistic director of Kanagawa Arts Theatre. From April 2022, he was appointed artistic director of Setagaya Public Theatre. His awards include the ninth and tenth Yomiuri Theatre Award for Best Director, the 13th Yoshiko Yuasa Award (Scriptwriting) for The Music of Chance (2005), the 10th Yoshio Sagawa Music Award for his Matsumoto City Opera production of The Magic Flute, and the 11th Yushi Odashima Award for Drama Translation for Ballyturk.
Notes related to COVID-19
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Presented by ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation), Kyoto City
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2022|Japan Arts Council, Kyoto Shinbum
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Ticket PricesReserved seating
S seats: ¥6,000 / A seats: ¥5,000 / B seats: ¥3,000 / 25 and Under (S seats): ¥3,000 / 18 and Under (S seats): ¥2,000
On sale: November (TBC)
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