About Sawakami Opera Foundation

The Sawakami Opera Foundation is Public Interest Incorporated Foundation established to spread opera culture in Japan and to enrich life of many Japanese through enjoying the taste of the luxury.

We support activities of young artists, provide educational support, as well as co-produce Japan Opera Festival and hold open-air operas throughout the country with Teatro Communale di Bologna of Italy since 2015.


About Japan Festival Orchestra

Japan Festival Orchestra is originally established for the concert for one of the events of “Japan Cultural Week” events in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia held on April 13, 2017.

It is especially formed by the first class musicians through audition processes and promising singers studying in Italy on Sawakami Opera Foundation scholarship, with the direction of Maestro Hirofumi Yoshida, Artistic Director of Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna.