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Talk Event “Let’s Explore the Joys of Opera!”
Metropolitan Opera’s 2022-2023 Season


Metropolitan Opera’s 2022-2023 Season starts on September 27, 2022. What kind of operas will be performed this season? What are the highlights of the season? Fred Plotkin, one of America’s foremost experts on opera, will answer all your questions, and will also talk about the entire season’s program. This in-person talk event will be in the form of a dialogue in English between Fred Plotkin and Sumiko Ito (interviewer). In the second part, members of the “Let’s Explore the Joys of Opera!” will talk about their recommendations for the opera in the 2022-2023 season.

Date/Time:Thursday, September 15
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Venue: Sakura Room, 5th Floor of the Nippon Club

Registration Fee (drinks included):
Nippon Club Members $20, Non-member $30 (Students $20)

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 Profile

Fred Plotkin

One of America’s most prominent opera commentators. He has a wide range of activities such as commentary on radio and television, lectures at opera houses such as Met, museums, and blogs. He holds the “Adventures of Italian Opera” course at New York University and offers interviews with famous opera singers and conductors. His writings include the best-selling “Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Enjoying Opera” and “Classical Music 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Enjoying Classical Music”. Lives in New York.


Sumiko Ito

Lives in New York. After working as a national government employee of the Japanese government and an investment banker, became a business strategy consultant for a company. She has served on the board of art foundations in Japan and the United States, and is currently a board member of the Kronos Quartet Performing Arts (San Francisco). After learning about Jonas Kaufmann, she became an opera freak, and in November 2016, translated and published “Jonas Kaufmann: Tenor”.


【CONTACT】info@nipponclub.org

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