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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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2021-02-10Noura Opera Foundation Spring Camp - Audition Masterclass in Vienna (22.02.2021)

Akiko Nakajima Masterclass 2021 in Vienna is designed for young singers and accompanists/korrepetitors to experience audition/competition situations, so to help you prepare for your important occasions coming up in your future.

You will be performing in front of a professional panel of jury,and you will be given opinions and advices

as well as possible opportunities to be invited for jobs.

place & time schedule

Bösendorfer Salon Bösendorferstrasse 12, Musikverein 1010 Wien Austria


Akiko Nakajima (soprano / Uni.-Professor @ MUK)

KS Linda Watson (dramatic soprano / Uni.-Professor @ MUK )

Yasushi Hirano (bass-baritone / Volksoper Wien)

・Christian Koch (pianist / Uni.-Professor @MUK)

【singers: audition pieces】Please prepare 3 pieces of music with at least 2 languages in original language. ※Please bring copies of the scores for the official pianist!

● an aria from baroque to Mozart period

● an operetta aria or a German lied

● own choice

【accompanists】The official pianist, Prof. Koch will be there, but you may bring your own accompanist. If so, please notify the office in advance. Pianists who apply for the masterclass will be given scores (maximum of 3 pieces) to be played 2 days prior to the audition.

【costs】audition and lecture €20

audition €15

【method of payment】

At the entrance on the day of the masterclass.

【application dead line】 16.2.2021

【method of application】

Upload your profile photo and send your application by following the instructions in the below official website. If any inquiries, please write to the secretary per email at » https://www.nourajuku.com/contact.php .

» https://www.nourajuku.com/application.php

2021-02-07Genhouin presents no.1. cultural chat

no.1. cultural chat "artistic threads" @Genhouin

[Date and time]

February 7, 2021 (Sun)

Door opens at 15:00 / Start at 15:30

[Cast] Guest: Akiko Nakajima

Guide: Seiji Semenov

Sakyo-ku Okazakihoshojicho 77 606-8333 - Kyoto



Nora Kura Musik - a new Youtube Channel 1pm every Tuesday (central european time)2020-12-20

In this new channel, we deliver dialogues between Vienna-based opera singer Akiko Nakajima and a younger generation of musicians. Artists living in this era are fighting to survive. What is music for? Are musicians useful in the society? What will our future be? We have so much to think about today.

We chat in a friendly frank way, about our thoughts, life style, and deliver music. We hope you may enjoy it. *mostly in Japanese

» https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VmxahNnSMw

2020-11-13Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa presents "Kanazawa Opera Highlights"

2020.11.22 SUN KANAZAWA OPERA Highlights

Prelude to the ZEN, Taki-no-Shiraito Highlight

2020.11.22 [Sun] Open 13 : 00 Start 14 : 00 @Kanazawa Theater


  • Yuki Kakiuchi Conductor
  • Yasuhiro Miura Stage Direction
  • Takuro Tatsumi Navigator
  • Toshiyuki Watanabe Composer
  • Shoichi Matsuda libretto
  • Akiko Nakajima Shiraito (Tomo Mizushima), a water magician (Soprano)
  • Kei Takayanagi Daisetsu Suzuki, a philosopher / Kinya Murakoshi, a young coachman (Tenor)
  • Masashi Mori Soyen Shaku, a Zen Buddhist Master / Count Nogi, a head of the Peers' School / Nanking Debauchi, a carny opposed to Shiraito (Bass)
  • Yayoi Toriki Emma, Biatrice's mother / Kinya's Mother (Mezzo soprano)
  • Yuya Harada Kitaro Nishida, a philosopher / the Presiding Judge (Baritone)
  • Yohei Kondo a Prologist (Tenor)
  • Ayako Kimura Covering of Shiraito
  • Kumi Ishikawa Beatrice, Daisetsu's wife (Soprano)


2020-10-1210th Gunma Opera Academy, Noura-Juku

12-10/18-10 2020 Autumn Academy Opera Highlight vol.6 "It's tough being a singer!"

Autumn season is a time for cultural harvesting for Noura Juku. Despite the hard time we are facing this year, we hope we will manage to hold our Autumn camp and present our work on stage to share our love for communication with music and opera.

» https://www.nourajuku.com/top/index.php


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

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