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Izumo Aya


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Name: Izumo Aya
Kanji: 出雲 綾
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Musumeyaku
Status: Retired

Nickname: Taki
Real Name: Kuramoto Taki (倉本 多紀)
Height: 160cm
Birthday: July 8
Blood Type:
Hometown: Takarazuka, Hyogo-ken
Favorite Food: Salad, La France
Favorite Flower: Crimson and violet roses
Favorite Colors: Red, pink, and gold
Hobbies: Driving, traveling
Collections: Candles, flower paintings
Special Talent: Traditional Japanese dance
Origin of Stage Name:
Favorite Role: All of them
Would Like to Try Playing: Any type of role

Debut: 1983 (69th Class) Spring Dance
Troupe History:
2006 - 2008 Moon Troupe
2005 - 2006 Senka
1998 - 2005 Cosmos Troupe
1983 - 1997 Star Troupe

Roles

2008: Me and My Girl, Maria, Etoile
2007-08: A-"R"ex (Drama City / Nippon Seinenkan), Athena
2007: Mahoroba / A Magician's Misfortunes, Gizella
2007: Love at Dal Lake (National Tour), Indira Kumar
2007: Higher Than the Sky of Paris / Fancy Dance, Eléonore La Maur
2006: Phantom (Flower), Carlotta
2006: Rose of Versailles: Fersen and Marie-Antoinette (Star), Duchess Monzette
2005: Ernest in Love (Flower - Nissay), Lady Bracknell
2005: Ernest in Love (Moon - Umeda Arts), Lady Bracknell
2005: Hotel Stella Maris / The Legend of the Revue, Mrs. Sarandon
2004: Gone with the Wind (National Tour), Mammy
2004: Phantom, Carlotta
2003-04: Lightning in the Daytime / Temptation!, Cassandra
2003: Legend of the Phoenix -Calaf & Turandot- / The Showstopper (Hakataza), Amin
2003: Pierre the Mercenary / The Star Dust Party, Yvonne
2003: Hey, Mr. Spring Wind / Spring Again (Bow Hall), Torioi Woman / Yasu
2002: Legend of the Phoenix -Calaf & Turandot- / The Showstopper, Amin
2002: Castel Mirage / Dancing Spirit! (National Tour), Duchess Giulietta de Stephano, Madame Doudinskaia
2001-02: Castel Mirage / Dancing Spirit!, Doris
2001: Figaro! (Bow Hall / Nippon Seinenkan), Marcellina
2001: The Rose of Versailles 2001 -Fersen and Marie Antoinette-, Duchess Monzette
2001: Nostalgia Across the Sea / Millennium Challenger! (Chunichi), Karato
2000: Nostalgia Across the Sea / Millennium Challenger!, Karato
2000: Black Rose of the Desert / Glorious!!, Zamira
1999: The Tempest (Bow Hall), Stephanie Barns
1999: Passion: Jose and Carmen / The Revue '99, Frasquita
1999: Excalibur / Citrus Breeze (National Tour), Nanette
1998: Elisabeth, Sophie
1998: Bow Voyage! (Bow Hall)
1998: Wuthering Heights (Nippon Seinenkan / Aichi Annuity Hall), Mary
1998: Excalibur / Citrus Breeze, Nanette
1998: Mugen Houjushou / This is TAKARAZUKA! (Hong Kong Tour)
1997: Angels at Dawn (Nippon Seinenkan), Calamity Jane
1997: Vanished With the Musashino Dew (Bow Hall), Tenshouin
1996-97: Elisabeth, Sophie
1997: The Spirit of the Samurai / Fascination II, Omo
1996: Who is Bad? / Passion Blue, Simone
1995-96: The Story of a Sword, Love, and a Rainbow / Jubilation!, Louise
1995: Action! (Drama City)
1995: A Map Without Borders, Beate
1995: Complete Devotion (Bow Hall), Shige
1994: Casanova, Memento of a Dream / La Cantata!, Maria Theresa
1994: Kasenshou / The Door to Here / Million Dreams (London Tour)
1994: Wakaki Hi no Uta wa Wasureji / Jump Orient! (Grand Theater), Koyanagi's Lady
1993: Ephemeral Love / Papalagi
1993: Film Making (Bow Hall), Eve Wilcox
1993: Light and Shadow (Drama City), Elisabeth
1993: Houjushou / Parfum de Paris
1993: Saturday Night Romance (Bow Hall), Bunny 1
1992: Legend of the Midnight Sun / One Night Mirage, Lilum, Fairy's Voice, Etoile
1992: Fantastic "N" (Bow Hall)
1991-92: Sunset of the Forbidden City, Meigyokukin
1991-92: The Lily of Gran Sasso (Bow Hall / NS / Nagoya), Francesca
1991: Portraits of Lovers / Narcisse Noir, Agnes
1991: Pal Joey (Bow Hall), Sandra & Gladys Bumps (switched role performance)
1990-91: The Apollon Mystery / Jesus Diamante, The Duchess
1990: Citylight Melody (Bow Hall), Suzanne Gilles
1990: Mayflower / Takarazuka Revue '90, Kate Fletcher
1990: Turn Your Back to the Sun (Bow Hall), Pamela Kithman
1989-90: The Rose of Versailles -Fersen and Marie-Antoinette
1989: Spring Dance / Diga Diga Doo, Helen Wendell (special appearance)
1989: War and Peace (Chunichi)
1988: War and Peace
1988: Magnificent Fantasia / Takarazuka Folies (National Tour)
1988: Fiery Bolero / Too Hot!
1988: Happy Dreaming (Bow)
1987: Yukariko / Jubilee Time!
1987: Portraits of Parting, Nina
1987: What's the Title...! (Kani Hoken Hall/Bow Hall), Bag Lady
1986: Magnificent Fantasia / Boogie Woogie Folies
1986: Revue Symphony
1986: Puppet (Bow Hall)
1985: Flowers Strewn on the Western Sea / The Revue III
1985: The Youth of Karl Heinrich (Bow Hall)
1985: Sorrowful Cordoba / Lumiere
1985: All For Love (Bow Hall)
1984: My Love Lies Over the Mountains / Love Express
1984: Prayer Mandala / Plus One
1983: The Man From Algiers / The Storm (Tokyo)
1983: The Window of Orpheus (Grand Theater)
1983: Spring Dance / Moonlight Romance, Cat Girl

Shinjin Kouen Roles

1989-90: The Rose of Versailles -Fersen and Marie-Antoinette
1989: Diga Diga Doo, Gloria Eugene
1988: War and Peace, Natalya Rostova
1988: Fiery Bolero!, Carmen
1987: Yukariko, Tazu
1987: Portraits of Parting, Greta Sparre
1986: Magnificent Fantasia, Palestrina
1986: Revue Symphony, O-Ryo
1985: Flowers Strewn on the Western Sea, Nii no Ama
1985: Sorrowful Cordoba
1984: My Love Lies Over the Mountains
1984: Plus One
1983: The Man From Algiers (Tokyo)
1983: The Window of Orpheus (Grand Theater)

Concerts / Dinner Shows / Special Performances

2007: Pure, Proper, Beautiful
2006: Dream Memorandum
2005: Hana no Michi ~ Yume no Michi ~ Towa no Michi
2005: Takarazuka Revue Charity Concert
2000: Adieu Takarazuka 1000days Theater
2000: Takarazuka: Snow, Moon, Flower / Sunrise Takarazuka (Berlin)
1999: Revue Special '99
1999: Second Matsumoto Yuri Recital
1997: Revue Special '97 - Christmas Eve in Takarazuka
1997: Silent Voice (Shizuki Asato Dinner Show)
1997: '97 TCA Special - The Festival
1996: Paris Festival 1996
1996: '96 TCA Special - Melodies and Memories
1996: Joint Concert with Chiaki Shin
1995: '95 TCA Special - Magnifique Takarazuka
1994: TMP Special - Dream Festival Takarazuka '94
1990: First Matsumoto Yuri Recital

After Takarazuka

2015/2016: Dance of Vampire Rebecca (with Maihane Mimi)
2013: Dream, a Dream: Takarazuka WAY TO 100th ANNIVERSARY FINAL
2012: Elizabeth Special Gala Concert (2012)
2012: Anne of Green Gables
2011/12: Mamma Mia! Rosie
2011: DREAM TRAIL ~Takarazuka Legends~ (OG Performance)
2010: My Fair Lady Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
2010: Terada Takio Memorial Concert
2010: Umbrellas of Cherbourgh Elise
2008: Show Tune (OG musical)

Plus lots, and lots (and lots) of concerts and dinner shows.

Other

  • Graduated at the top of her class (69th class).
  • Her mother was Shiragiku Yachiyo, 41st class (1954).
  • Former vice-kumichou of Cosmos Troupe (01/1998 - 03/2002), later kumichou of Cosmos Troupe (03/2002 - 04/2005), then kumichou of Moon Troupe (2006 - 07/2008).

  • Official Blog <-- One of the best places on the web to keep up with concerts of former Takarasiennes.
  • Since 2014, works at Huistenbosch Operetta Troupe - an all-female troupe established by Takarazuka OG Ken Ruisu (under stage name Yuuga) and Shochiku OG Iori Hayato, and teaches in Huistenbosch Music School (see her blog).

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