SHIZUOKA OPERA ASSOCIATION was founded in 1967 by SAITO Tatsuo as the first honorary president and his colleagues. After several years SOA was merged with THE SHIZUOKA CHAMBER OPERA THEATRE which had led by FUJII Kyoko , and then the current organization was built. Thereafter SOA is recognized as one of the outstanding local group.
It's possible to doing high quality parformance by inviting artists , trainers and staff who plays an active part in the scene. Also SOA is being held salon-concert , workshop by SOA's artists on a irregular basis.
We hope that our projects make a contribution to cultural development with improve SOA's artists skill.
Near a half a century of our activities have borne fruit definitely ,
we have 45 artists at the present time , subscription performance has been kept consistently draws big crowds every time. To be doubtless it helps regional development in the artistic field.
SOA has been supported by local citizens for half a century , our tireless challenges keeps on toward the next stage.