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World Premier of Game Opera Project
World Premier on December 2021


Celebrate the new year with the superb music from Touhou Project performed by the incredible orchestra!
Global streaming only from December 30th - January 5th.

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Gensokyo Suite
New Year Countdown Public Viewing (Online)

 

Preview: December 30th, 9PM JST


Countdown: December 31st, 10PM JST


New Year Special: January 1st, 9PM JST

After purchasing the straming ticket, please join us in the above timeslots on twitter with #operadots

The schedule may be subject to change. Any change in schedule will be informed on twitter or on the website. The official site will operate in JST, but individuals may celebrate it from one's own timezone.

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The programme

Act Ⅰ

Bad Apple!!

Maiden's Capriccio ~ Dream Battle

Flight in the Bamboo Cutter ~ Lunatic Princess

Doll Judgment ~ The Girl Who Played with People's Shapes

Shanghai Teahouse ~ Chinese Tea

Act Ⅱ

Tomboyish Girl in Love

Love-Colored Master Spark

Phantom Ensemble

Emotional Skyscraper ~ Cosmic Mind

Bloom Nobly, Cherry Blossoms of Sumizome ~ Border of Life

Necrofantasia

Act Ⅲ

Solar Sect of Mystic Wisdom ~ Nuclear Fusion

Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial

Reach for the Moon, Immortal Smoke

U.N. Owen Was Her?

Septette for the Dead Princess

Act Ⅳ

Faith is for the Transient People

Fall of Fall ~ Autumnal Waterfall

Heian Alien

The Monster Girl of Hartmann

Touhou Judgement in the Sixtieth Year ~ Fate of Sixty Years

Satori Maiden ~ 3rd eye

Native Faith

There will be an intermission after Act 2. Please understand the setlist may change.

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1.Digital Pamphlet with commentary

Digital pamphlet (i.e. strategy guide) is on sale so that you can enjoy the performance more. Contents include the message embedded in the lyrics, behind the scene of music arrangement, and deep dive into the theme of the performance itself.

 

Eligible: All who purchased the streaming ticket

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2. Recording of the performance plus special bonus footage

A ticket with recording of the performance plus special bonus footage.You can re-watch the performance any time you want; even after the streaming period is over.

 

Eligible: All who purchased “Wonderful" Streaming  Ticket and “Perfect and Elegant" Streaming Ticket

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3. Limited Sale “Flamenco

Orchestra of Gensokyo”

“Flamenco Orchestra of Gensokyo” audio, the music pieces of Toho Project arranged as flamenco music, is also on sale for a limited number. “Perfect and Elegant" Streaming Ticket includes all special bonuses.

Eligible: All who purchased “Perfect and Elegant" Streaming Ticket

Digital pamphlet (i.e. strategy book) will be digitally sent after December 23st, 2021. Recording of the live performance plus special footage will be digitally sent in about 2 months after the performance. Limited sale audio “Flamenco String Orchestra of Gensokyo” will be digitally sent after the official release of the recording (expected after December 2021). The design may vary.

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Special Chance to Win a Prize (only for those purchased streaming ticket)

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Limited to individuals who have purchased the ticket by Nov. 30th Extra special seat for Dec 23rd.
 

Ticket for seating inside the Barrier

(i.e. special seating in the VIP area)

2 Winners

Winners will be notified around December 3rd.

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Original Art Piece

Original Art Piece with Serial Number

(Limited Edition)

3 Winners

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Kunio Matsuzaki’s Climax Music Class

3 Winners

Individuals may enter the lottery  as many times as they wish, but only one entry is eligible per ticket purchased. The prize will belong to the winner and cannot be exchanged for cash or be transferred to others. The prize is shipped only within Japan. Artwork is made to order, and will be sent within two months after the performance. For COVID safety measures, "Kunio Matsuzaki's Climax Music Class" will be held online. Winners will be selected by lottery, and notified via email.

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GALLERY

松﨑 国生
Kunio Matsuzaki

Music Arranger 

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I am very much looking forward to collaborating with the extremely talented musicians.

They inspired me to arrange the piece so that each member will have a transcendental phrase to play that will take your breath away. I am certain this type of arrangement has never been done before in the usual orchestral concerts.

 

The arrangement was done so that the fans of  Touhou will instantly notice the small tricks and glimmers I laid throughout the pieces and discover new aspects to the already familiar song.  I hope everyone will enjoy the brand new world of the Touhou Project.

 Kunio Matuzaki

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Ami Oike

Concertmaster

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Seitaro Ishikawa

Conductor

Toshiyuki Muramatsu

Countertenor

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Hiroka Yamashita

Mezzo-soprano

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Keisuke Tsushima

Violin

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Shotaro Nakamura

Viola

Yui Arai

Violoncello

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Jidaisho Yu 

Double bass

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Kazuhiro Kajihara

Flute

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Yuka Asahara

Oboe

Hidetaka Nakagawa

Bassoon

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Kaname Hamaji

Horn

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Kazumasa Ohya

Percussion

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Akiko Nakayama

Alive Painting

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Shota Nakajima

Film director

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Some of you might wonder "An opera of Touhou Project??" The world ZUN depicted is purely astonishing, and with much respect to ZUN and his original works, I wrote the script and lyrics to harmonize with the fairytale-esque atmosphere. All music pieces are well-known so there is no need to stiffen up and be so formal. If you're a fan of Touhou, rest assured it will be an amazing experience.

 

I myself am a fan of Touhou. With Kunio's arrangement based on his deep understanding of the Touhou music and amazing performance of the top-tier musicians of Japan,  I am very much looking forward to the performance.

 

Please enjoy the holidays reminiscing about the magical world where game meets reality, in the echoes of the beautiful music pieces of Touhou.

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Shikihito Kawamiya

Poetry and screenplay

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STORE

As COVID-19 precautionary measure, featured products, including digital pamphlets with a thorough commentary of the performance, limited art pieces, and live recording of the performance are on pre-sale. “Flamenco String Orchestra of Gensokyo” pieces that will be heard during the intermission can be purchased with “Perfect and Elegant" Streaming Ticket.

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Opera Dots is a unique project that gathered globally renowned artists to create the world's first game opera. This project is organized and managed by YHAISM, an innovative cultural arts management firm, with its mission to culturize and incorporate game music as a part of music history. YHIAISM will create and perform musical performances that are possible only in such modern age that we live in, and seek to expand them both domestically and internationally. In the long term, YHIAISM also aims to contribute to the support of the cultural art industry to sustain and support its development which has suffered so greatly in the current pandemic.

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Special audio commemorating the World Premier "Flamenco String Orchestra of Gensokyo"

Fusion between game music and traditional arts of the world

We have fused the world renowned musical pieces of "Bad Apple!!", "UN Owen Was Her", "Septette for the Dead Princess" and "Tomboyish Girl In Love" with Spanish traditional music, Flamenco, and created a commemorative album.

Welcoming the bassist Yusuke Morita as the music director for arrangement, the piece will be performed with an extraordinary flamenco guitar duo, Tokunaga brothers, who were born to the unusual household of a guitarist and a traditional  Japanese dancer. Together, they will bridge the world of Touhou project with the Spanish traditional art and invite you to a whole new experience of game music.

Audio data of "Flamenco String Orchestra of Gensokyo" is included in the “Perfect and Elegant" Streaming Ticket.

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