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Mar 03, 2018

NJFO 2017-2018 season


New Jersey Festival Orchestra 2017 - 2018 Season

Voices of Distinction


The Joseph DeAlessandro Memorial Opera Concert

Saturday March 3, 2018 at 7pm and March 4, 2018 at 2pm 

The Presbyterian Church, Westfield, NJ

David Wroe Conductor 
Maria Todaro Artistic Director

Asako Tamura Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) 
Noah Stewart B.F. Pinkerton, Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy 
Kyle Albertson Sharpless, U.S. Consul at Nagasaki 
Sabina Kim Susuki, maid of Cio-Cio-San 
Andrew Koshman Prince Yamadori 
Daniel Ambe High Commisioner 
John Easterlin Goro, a matchmaker 
Xuefang Wan The Bonze, Cio-Cio-San's uncle 
Michaela Aldrige Kate Pinkerton
Marina Tamura Materasso Dolore, Cio-Cio-San's child

Puccini's irresistible lyric genius has long made Madama Butterflyone of opera's most enduring tales of unrequited passion. A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro Wroe's extensive contacts in European and American opera houses joins NJFO to present, acted and in costume, this most heart-rending of stories, breathtakingly beautiful from first love to love child to tragic end.

Concert presented through the generous support of 


TICKETS $76 | $60 | $48 | $28 
Under 18 $15 with purchase of adult ticket
College students with ID $20

 or call 908-232-9400

Apr 02, 2018

Monday, 7pm

Asako Tamura Magical Recital

Opera is the magic world ~full of tricks~!?!?

Asako Tamura will sing many variety songs revealing some tricks about the opera world.

Venue: Living Room Cafe  

Piano accompanist: Takayuki Ezawa

Magician (Guest): Tanji


Vocaliese by Rachmaninoff

Deh, Vieni non tardar from opera "Le Nozze di Figaro" by Mozart

Quando m'en vo from opera "La Boheme" by Puccini

Memory from "Cats" by Lloyd webber

Tickets: 4500JPY

Plus live works/tickets office 03-6452-5650

April 7 Saturday & 8 Sunday, 2018

Madame Butterfly and Suzuki

~Operatic Play based on the Opera Madame Butterfly by Puccini

Soprano Asako Tamura (Cio-cio-san) and Actress Michi Yamamura (Suzuki) are challenging to create the new art form which is not opera, neither play, concert....

Please come and join us to be a witness the moment to be created something very special....!!

Madame Butterfly and Suzuki

April 7, 2pm and 6:30pm

April 8, 4pm

@Asador el cielo, Ropponghi Tokyo

Piano accompanist: Miki Onodera

Costume: Eiko Kobayashi

Venue: Asador El Cielo

Jul 06, 2018

Friday, 7pm

Asako Tamura presents Operatic Night

~Enchanted recital encountering 10 different operatic divas~

This summer, Ms.Tamura will return to perform the great hit concert at the prestigious Kioi Hall. 

Last year, she challenged to write the whole stage script and direct by herself as well as singing 10 heroines

supported by young, talented performer Keishi Hashimoto.

The piano accompanist is Eri Nakagawa.

You shouldn't miss this unique and inspirational recital!!! 

Soprano: Asako Tamura

Master of the ceremony: Keishi Hashimoto

Pianist: Eri Nakagawa

Venue: Kioi Hall, Tokyo

Tickets: 6000JPY

Kioi tickets center 03-3237-0061

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Sep 28, 2018

Friday, 7pm

Asako Tamura presents Operatic Concert

~ 10 Great Heroines from different 10 operas~

This fall, Ms.Tamura will return to perform the great hit concert at her native place Kyoto.  

At the first production of last year, she challenged to write this whole stage script and directed by herself as well as singing 10 heroines supported by young, talented performer Keishi Hashimoto and ended up big success.

At this Kyoto production, she got a strong local pianist Saeko Okabe.

You shouldn't miss this unique and inspirational recital!!! 

Soprano: Asako Tamura

Master of the ceremony: Keishi Hashimoto

Pianist: Saeko Okabe

Venue  Kyoto Concert Hall, Ensemble Hall Murata

Tickets  4800JPY

Kioi tickets center 075-711-3231 (10-17)

Hosted by Chrystal Arts 03-6434-7997

Oct 01, 2018

Love and Prayer of the virgin mother

Joint Recital Asako Tamura and Eri Kohzaki

You will hear the most beautiful music in this world at the first half.

Asako Tamura, who published "Jewel of Ave Marias" (Naxos Japan, 2015) collected 16 Ave Marias all over the world, is going to show 7 of them from her albums accompanied by magnificent Eri Kohzaki.

And the second half, they will bravely challenging to improvising impromptu with sight seeing poem on that day.

It will be very special and must-try concert of this fall!!!!!!  

Soprano: Asako Tamura

Piano accompanist: Eri Kohzaki

Oct, 1, 2018 

Ongaku-no-Tomo Hall, Tokyo

Ticket:6000JPY or 


Nov 20, 2018

Tuesday 8pm

Ten Great Heroines of Opera: Operatic Recital

Renowned soprano Asako Tamura brings her hit Tokyo show to New York for one night only.

She portrays ten great heroines of the operatic stage in stories spanning the globe, exploring the range of female desires and emotions through representative arias.

Accompanied by piano and narrator. An unmissable evening. 

Venue: Carnegie Hall, Weil Recital Hall

Tickets: $40, $35(students/senior)

Carnegie hall tickets office  212-247-7800 (10-18)

Dec 03, 2018

Tuesday 6:30pm

Opera Singer Kohaku Uta Gassen

Collection of top opera singers in Japan accompanied by Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Romely Pfund and Ryusuke Numajiri.


Venue: Suntory Hall (Tokyo, Japan)

Tickets: 8,500 yen, 6,700 yen, 3,500 yen

Tiempo primo  03-3524-1221

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