Ribingurumu no Metamorufuoshisu

Metamorphosis of a Living Room

Toshiki Okada, Dai Fujikura, Klangforum Wien, chelfitsch

Director Toshiki Okada and composer Dai Fujikura have, each from their own disciplines, developed a musical theatre piece together for the first time. Together with Klangforum Wien, they explore the possibilities for having spoken language and music figure as independent and distinct actors. 

In Metamorphosis of a Living Room, six Japanese actors and seven musicians from Klangforum Wien initially share the stage in harmony. The story is about a family that is evicted from their home. This problem can be solved, but soon enough another catastrophe of unprecedented magnitude looms. Little by little, the music and scenic actions blend together, opening possibilities for the emergence of an entirely new experience. All manner of narration, the entire human oriented world, dissolve in sound. 

‘In order to put together a new type of music theatre, I am going to join hands with Dai Fujikura, a pliable yet edgy composer. We will see how far we can go. Fujikura's music is very powerful. It is as if the music itself, or maybe even each instrument, is an actor.’  

— Toshiki Okada 

‘I have thus far written three operas, but this is the first time for me to write a musical theatre piece. Indeed, I do not even know if such a thing exists in the world. It is certainly not the same as what is normally meant by the term "music theatre".’   

— Dai Fujikura 


Wed June 7 8:30 PM

Thu June 8 8:30 PM


  • default including drink from € 32
  • CJP/student/scholar € 12
  • series ticket from € 28,80

language & duration

  • Japanese surtitles: English, Dutch

  • 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Dai Fujikura, music

    © Ayane Shindo

  • Toshiki Oda, direction

    © Kikuko Usuyama


text Toshiki Okada direction Toshiki Okada music Dai Fujikura Klangforum Wien, The Japan Foundation, chelfitsch cast Izumi Aoyagi, Chieko Asakura, Wataru Omura, Mariko Kawasaki, Ayana Shiibashi, Makoto Yazawa sound design Aki Shiraishi, Koichi Ishimaru light design Masayoshi Takada (RYU) costume design Kyoko Fujitani (FAIFAI) set dot architects dramaturgy Masahiko Yokobori technical manager Daijiro Kawakami (Scale Laboratory) stage manager Chikage Yuyama assistant director Marie Moriyama creative advice Makiko Yamaguchi producer Megumi Mizuno (precog), Tamiko Ouki (precog) translation (English) Aya Ogawa translation German Andreas Regelsberger commissioned by Wiener Festwochen production Wiener Festwochen, chelfitsch coproduction KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, Holland Festival footwear office III’s, KAJIMOTO, CUBE Inc., nakagoo, Steep Slope Studio, YAMABUKI FACTORY with the assistance of The Saison Foundation

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