Training to global standards

The Opera Studio trains opera singers ready and able to follow their art anywhere in the world. Led by Director NAGAI Kazuko, highly knowledgeable and widely experienced instructors at the top of their profession from inside Japan and overseas provide a curriculum of consistently world-standard tuition. Areas studied cover vocalization and performing, as well as a range of topics required to become an opera singer, such as understanding works and the languages they are performing in, taught by way of lectures and practicums. All graduates to date have not only appeared onstage at the New National Theatre, Tokyo, but have made their debut overseas and are pursuing careers in opera companies in and beyond Japan.


1. Expected number of positions : Five per year
2. Qualifications :
 i) Aiming at the professional opera singer.
 ii) University graduates (including graduation expectant) or above, and having extremely excellent ability about vocal music.
 iii) Not older than 30 years old as of entrance.
 iv) Being healthy both physically and mentally.
 v) Japanese proficiency should be necessary for foreign nationalities that are able to obtain official permission to stay in Japan
  during the programme period.