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2023-02-17 Noura Opera Foundation

[Audition Masterclass & Winery in Vienna]

17.-19. February  *Application deadline 13. February

It is intended for singers and pianists with conversational German language skills. You will study French pronunciation for singing with a native speaker and listen to how a German-speaking actor reads the poetries of Heine and Göthe, among others.  

In addition, during the period, we will have a full-fledged audition with invited juries.

One of the ideas of this academy (juku) is to take time during campus periods in the green countryside and go deep into the basics of cultural awareness...you will get to understand what we mean once you join us! On a sunny day during these 3 days, we will stroll up the Sievering hills and work at the Wolf Weingut. Working with nature is an essential part of Noura Juku. 

( *The detailed schedule will be announced in late January.) 

[Lecturer/Juries] *Actors will be announced in late January

Akiko Nakajima (soprano/professor/Musik Und Kunst Privat Universität der Stadt Wien)

Aliénor Bontoux (soprano)

Samantha Farber (general director/Sono Artist Inc.)

Niels Muus (conductor/ director of the master opera/Musik Und Kunst Privat Universität der Stadt Wien)

Details and application:» https://www.nourajuku.com/news

2023-02-03 Noura Opera Foundation in Tokyo

【the10th Noura Opera Academy】

Audition Masterclass for singers and pianists!!

 *Application deadline (Tokyo) must arrive by January 20th

The Spring 2023 Noraku Juku is scheduled to hold three projects: ① a master class in Tokyo and ② Vienna and ③ a workshop in April!

① [Audition, Master Class & Lecture in Tokyo]

Schedule 3-5 February 

Eligibility: This course is highly recommended for singers and pianists who plan to further their education abroad. We will hold auditions and give pieces of advice to each candidate with individual needs. The director of the Noura Opera Foundation, Akiko Nakajima, is a professor at the renowned music university Music And Arts University Of The City Of Vienna. As such, with her 30 years of a singing career, participants will have a chance to hear her valuable advice. The invited journies are managers from the music agency, AMATI. They will join in giving advice as well as possible job offers.

New class: We will hold a new course for duos for singers over 50 and accompanists over 40 (5 days only).

Lecturer and juries

Akiko Nakajima (professor: Musik und Kunst Privat Universität der Stadt Wien (MUK)

Masaya Okabe (Manager: AMATI Co., Ltd.)

Yasuyuki Kurita (Manager: AMATI Co., Ltd.)

Noura Opera Foundation executive committee

If you have any questions or application requirements, please visit the official website of the Gunma Opera Academy Noraku Juku (in Japanese only). » https://www.nourajuku.com/contact

2023-01-28 Soprano Recital: Akiko Nakajima

A Soprano Recital by Akiko Nakajima with Yuki Tujii (piano) @Nagaoka Lyric Hall: Concert Hall

2023/1/28 (Sat) 14:00

proudly presented by Nagaoka City, Nagaoka Arts Foundation, Niigata Prefecture, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Cultural Foundation

Lieder by Schubert, Mozart, Rentaro Taki and Toru Takemitsu among others.

Inquiries: (public interest incorporated foundation) Nagaoka Arts Foundation 0258-29-7715

» https://www.nagaoka-caf.or.jp/lyric/performance/event/230128-2/

2022-12-17 NHK TV Christmas Show【LIVE from Vienna, Austria; Rovaniemi, Finland; Rothenburg, Germany】

Feel like traveling! ? Live broadcasting of Europe during the Christmas season!

Saturday, December 17 [BS Premium/BS4K] 6:30-10:30

After the corona disaster, this Christmas will be the first time in a long time that people gather and share their festive time without restrictions. "European Street Broadcast 4K Travel with Music and Prayer for Christmas" is a live broadcast from Vienna, Austria, Rovaniemi, Finland, and Rothenburg, Germany. Delivering three hours of beautiful real-time footage of three countries celebrating the Christmas season. Enjoy the live music and wander around the beautiful cities with us.

» https://www6.nhk.or.jp/nhkpr/post/original.html?i=36502

2022-08-28 Duo Recital - Akiko Nakajima (soprano) & Kazumasa Hashimoto (piano)

Schubert & Brahms ~ celebrating the anniversary composers~

Date: August 28, 2022 15:00 Ora no Mori Hall, Ouramachi, Gunma, Japan


PART1 (performed by the participants of the academy, program to be announced on the day of the performance)


Schubert - Moments musicaux No.3 / Die Forelle / Heidenröslein / Erlkönig

Brahms - Intermezzo in A, Op.118 no.2 / Wie Melodien zieht es mir / Von ewiger Liebe


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