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Ooura Mizuki


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Name: Ooura Mizuki
Kanji: 大浦 みずき
Current Troupe: n/a
Role: Otokoyaku
Status: Retired Top Star (1987 - 1991)

Nickname: Natsume — although within Flower Troupe she was called Shachō, which means "Boss"
Height: 168cm
Birthday: 29 August 1956
Death: 14 November 2009
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Hometown: Tokyo, Nakano Ward
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Special Talent: is considered to be one of the best dancers in the history of Takarazuka
Origin of Stage Name: It was chosen by her father, the novelist Sakata Hiro, and his friend Shouno Junzou, based on the Kakinomoto-no Hitomaro's poem: み熊野の 浦の浜木綿 百重なす 心は思へど 直に逢はぬかも (I have dreamt of you as many times as many crinum flowers grow near Kumano bay, but ah! I do not have hope to meet you once more). Ooura literally means "great bay", and mizuki - "spreading trees".
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Debut: 1974 (60th Class) Yu the Beautiful
Troupe History:
1983 - 1991 Flower Troupe
1979 - 1983 Star Troupe
1975 - 1979 Snow Troupe

Roles

1991: The Emblem of Venetia / Junction 24, Alvise Gritti
1991: The Rose of Versailles: Fersen (National Tour), Fersen
1991: Chou-Saishi's Choice / The Flash!, Chou-Saishi
1991: Rose of Versailles: Oscar, Andre (special guest)
1991: The Beautiful Beast, Beautiful Beast
1990: The Prelude to Winter / The Showcase, Jan Janaczech & Yuri Mikhajlov
1990: The Rose of Versailles: Fersen, Count Fersen
1990: The Beautiful Beast, Beautiful Beast
1989-90: The Romanov Jewelry / Gitan des Gitans, Oscar
1989: Congress Dances / The Game, Czar Alexander I
1988: Takarazuka Dance Festival '88 / Spring Again / Forever! Takarazuka
1988: Time Adagio (Bow), Alex
1988: Kiss Me Kate, Fred Graham / Petruchio (top star debut)
1987: Dream of Dreams: Cole Porter Golden Tunes (Bow Hall), Nick Steel (lead role)
1987: A Single Rose / The Revuescope, Bernard Jones (Takarazuka)
1987: The White Horizon / The Beat of Rhapsody, Dr. Mikhail Karatozov
1986: A Madrigal of the Breeze / Memoirs du Paris (National Tour), Emilio Costa
1986: Antony and Cleopatra / The Heroes, Enobarbus
1986: A Madrigal of the Breeze / Memoirs du Paris, Emilio Costa
1985: Tender Green / Androgyny, Kyte
1985: If There's Love, I'll Live Forever, Hippolyte
1985: The Great Detective is All Alone / La La Flora (Chunichi), Tom Tuckerberry
1984: Oklahoma! (Bow Hall), Curly (lead role)
1984: The Great Detective is All Alone / La La Flora, Tom Tuckerberry
1984: A Melody of Love in Crimson / Mayflower (National Tour), Yukimaru / Robert Trompe
1984: In the Amber-Hued Rain / Je t’aime, Louis Valentin
1983: Calm Autumn Colors / Mayflower, Yukimaru / Robert Trompe
1983: Underline (Bow), Lennard Barrel (lead role)
1983: My Shining Hour (Bow Hall)
1983: The Window of Orpheus, David
1983: Sing, Sing, Sing! '83 (Bow Hall)
1982: Aegean Sea Blues / The Storm, Christian
1982: A Small Flower Has Bloomed / Fascination, Kikuji & Kuro (special performance)
1982: The Adventures of Papii from the Planet Mir / Fascination, Daniel
1981: The Samurai's Poem in the Rumbling of the Sea / Crescendo!, Kodera Sotoki
1981: Beautiful, Secret Seasons / New Fancy Game (National Tour)
1981: Sing, Sing, Sing! (Bow Hall)
1981: A Small Flower Has Bloomed / La Vie en Rose, Kikuji
1980: Beautiful, Secret Seasons / New Fancy Game
1980: Anatole (Bow Hall), Le duc Anatole de Quillembois (lead role)
1980: My Song Resounds! -Beautiful, Secret Seasons- / Fancy Game
1980: Rainbow Bridge (Bow), Hans (lead role)
1980: Adventurers in Love / Festa Festa
1980: The Star Antares / Rose Fantasia, Brian
1979: Lovers' Suicide (Bow Hall), Yohei
1979: The Star Antares / Rose Panic, Brian
1979: The Midnight Sun, My Love (Tokyo)
1979: The Apple Tree (Bow)
1979: The Spring Breeze's Invitation / Hello! Holiday
1978: The Takarazuka (South American Tour)
1978: Johnny On the Hill / Sensation! (Grand Theater)
1978: Gone With the Wind
1977: Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino / The Revue
1977: Nightingale Song of Spring / Manhattan Rag (Grand Theater)
1976: Hoshikage no Hito / Non, Non, Non
1976: Poem of the White Heron / Monsieur Papillon
1975-76: The Rose of Versailles: Andre & Oscar, ''
1975: Burning in Firenze / Bon Balance (Tokyo)
1975: Burning in Firenze / The Star -Goodbye Maho Shibuki- (Grand Theater)
1974: Scarlet Camellia, Blooming in the Snow / Funky Jump (Grand Theater)
1974: Purely, Righteously, Beautifully / Yu the Beautiful

Shinjin Kouen Roles

1980: Beautiful, Secret Seasons, Iga Koshirou (lead role)
1980: My Song Resounds! -Beautiful, Secret Seasons-, Iga Koshirou (lead role)
1980: Adventurers in Love, Chris (lead role)
1980: The Star Antares, Edmond Dundes (lead role)
1979: The Star Antares, Edmond Dundes (lead role)
1979: A White Night, My Love (Tokyo) (lead role)
1979: The Spring Breeze's Invitation, Adolf
1978: Johnny On the Hill (Grand Theater), Matt, Alan
1978: Gone With the Wind
1977: Akanesasu Murasaki no Hana, Nakatomi no Kamatari
1977: Nightingale Song of Spring (Grand Theater)
1976: Hoshikage no Hito, Katsura Kogorou
1976: Monsieur Papillon, Gonzales
1975-76: The Rose of Versailles: Andre & Oscar, Fersen

Concerts / Dinner Shows / Special Performances

1991: Heart to Heart Dinner Show
1991: '91 TMP Music Festival - Ethno Pops
1990: First Matsumoto Yuri Recital
1990: '90 TMP Music Festival - Sound In Big City
1989: TAKARAZUKA: Takarazuka Dance Eulogy / Takarazuka Forever (New York Tour)
1989: '89 TMP Music Festival - That's Movie! II
1988: '88 TMP Music Festival - Eternal Pops
1987: '87 TMP Music Festival - La Chanson
1986: It's Now
1986: '86 TMP Music Festival - That's Movie!
1985: '85 TMP Music Festival - Welcome to Broadway
1985: 5th Hawaiian Tour: Japan Fantasy / Dream of Takarazuka
1984: '84 TMP Music Festival - Singing 70 Years of Takarazuka
1983: 24th Mirror Ball -TMP Music Festival-
1982: The Takarazuka: Japan Fantasy / Takarazuka Dream (SE Asia Tour) - nibante
1978: Central and South American Tour

After Takarazuka

2008: DIAMOND DOGS TANGO 2008
2008: LADY x 7 (With Tsubasa Yuuki and Maeda Kiyomi)
2008: Buenos Tangos VI
2007: The Witches of Eastwick
2007: Espectaculo Buenos Tangos
2007: Dancin' Crazy
2007: Ooura Mizuki Dance Theater: Coin Laundry (With Tsubasa Yuuki and Maeda Kiyomi)
2007: Buenos Tangos III
2007: Pure, Proper, Beautiful
2006: Buenos Tangos II
2005: Red Shoes, Black Stockings
2005: Buenos Tangos
2004: TCA Special OG Version - Golden Memories
2001: Tango Musical "Una Noche"
2001: Berusaiyu no Bara Memorandum
1999: Che Tango '99
1998: Che Tango
1997: Adieu Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
1996: Luna Rossa
1994: Wind Fish Tour '94 "...and one"
1993: Moving Notes
1993: At the Jazz Band Ball
1992: Takarazuka "Dreams" (Drama City) (lead role)
1992: Takarazuka "Dreams" (Joyce Theater) (lead role)

Other

  • Before entering Takarazuka, she graduated from junior high school.
  • After leaving Takarazuka, she had a successful career as a singer and tango dancer.
  • She wrote two books about her experiences in the Revue.
  • She died of lung cancer on November 14th, 2009 at a hospital in Tokyo. She was 53 years old.
  • Ooura Mizuki memorial site.
  • On November 11th, 2013, Ooura's sister Naitou Keiko opened an one-year-long exhibition in memory of the famous Takarasienne. Admission to the exhibition was free. Address: 165-0035, Tokyo, Nakano ward, Shirasugi quarter, 1-11, Suginomiya, 1-3.

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