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    Akiko Nakajima
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    In 2019 Noura-Juku became a foundation!
    In Greek mythology, mankind was always inspired by
    muses, the goddesses of literature and arts. The lyre
    is the symbol of the musical sense of these goddesses
    and emphasizes Noura-Juku as place for inspiration and
    affinity with nature.
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    East Meets West
    The brand new unique theatrical performance,
    the traditional Japanese Noh theater with the expressionistic masterpiece,
    Pierrot Lunaire by Arnold Schönberg
    Performance only on Youtube!

YouTube Channel: Akiko Nakajima - 中嶋彰子

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2024-05-05gargantua Music Festival 2024

My Fair Lady & The Sound of Music

Ishikawa Prefectural Music Hall Concert Hall May 5, 2024 - Sun 15:50 - 16:40

Frederic Loew's My Fair Lady, ``The Corner You Live'', ``My Fair Lady'', ``Let's Dance All Night'', and Richard Rodgers' The Sound of Music, ``Do-Re-Mi Song'', ``The Sound of ・“Climb Every Mountain” and more.


Yuko Amanuma (Cond), Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa (Orch), Akiko Nakajima (Sop), Kimi Ishikawa (Sop), Yohei Kondo (Ten), Shuki Kurihara (Bar), U Kadota (Bar), Masashi Mori (Bas) ), Kanazawa Trap Family Choir (Chor)

2024-05-05Garagantua Music Festival 2024

Final Gala Musical Concert

Ishikawa Prefectural Music Hall Concert Hall

May 5, 2024 - Sun 19:50 - 21:00


Ryusuke Numajiri (Cond), Yuko Amanuma (Cond), Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa (Orch), Gargan Ensemble (Orch)

Akiko Nakajima (Sop), Yuki Akimoto (Sop), Mai Tsuzuru (Sop), Shoko Kumada (Sop), Kaho Maezawa (Msop), Minami Yumi (Vo), CHIKO (Vo)

Tatsuto Ito (Ten), Yohei Kondo (Ten), Shunki Kurihara (Bar), Masashi Mori (Bas), Yosuke Iida (Vo)

Moderator: Ayako Kimura (Sop, MC), Kimi Ishikawa (Sop), U Kadota (Bar)

Jun Hara (supervisor)

Ticket Information

» https://www.gargan.jp/program/main/?date=&cast=6876&type=&venue=&word=&search=1

2024-05-03Gargantua Music festival 2024

Akiko Nakajima × Noh Theater

Ishikawa Prefectural Music Hall, Noh Theater

Kurt Weill: highlights from “The Seven Deadly Sins”, “Barbara Song” and “Mack the Knife” from “The Three Penny Opera”

Schoenberg "Cabaret Song"

The House of the Rising Sun

Akiko Nakajima (Sop), Junnosuke Watanabe (Noh Master, Living National Treasure)

Ticket purchase information

» https://www.gargan.jp/program/main/?date=&cast=6876&type=&venue=&word=&search=1

2024-02-23White Hands Chorus NIPPON @United Nations

Beethoven 9th Symphony with German sign language (@United Nations Vienna Office)

as a part of an international conference organised by Zero Project (not open to the public)

February 23rd (Friday) 15:40


Conductor: Michal Juraszek

Sign-language Conductor: Erika Colon (WHCN)


Soprano: Ritsuko Chinen

Alto: Ayaka Nakasaka

Tenor: Oscar Oré (Noura Opera Academy)

Baritone: Felix Pacher

4 Sign-language Soloists (Deaf performers) 


1.piano: Kristi Hifzi (MUK)

2.piano: Kosti Deti (MUK)

timpani: Moritz Wiedenmann (MUK)


The white Hands Chorus Nippon 

ProChoro Wien

[Cooperation] Musik und Kunst Privatuniverstät der Stadt Wien, Akiko Nakajima (producer), Noura Opera Foundation

2024-02-03No.1 Nagoya Italian Opera Competition

Online Competition on the 2nd and 3rd March

JURY: Fiorenza Cedolins/ Macri Simone/Akiko Nakajima/Hayato Kamie


"Noura-Juku" - a new pastoral opera academy in Gunma Japan

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