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Giulio Cesare in Egitto

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New National Theatre, Tokyo: Opera House1-1-1 Honmachi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0071, Japan
2020 April 07 17:30, April 11 14:00, April 12 14:00
New National Theatre
Rinaldo AlessandriniConductor
Laurent PellyDirector, Costume Designer
Chantal ThomasSet Designer
Miah PerssonSopranoCleopatra
Etsuko KanohMezzo-sopranoCornelia
Aytaj ShikhalizadaMezzo-sopranoGiulio Cesare
Mika KanekoMezzo-sopranoSesto
Sadaharu MuramatsuCountertenorNireno
Daichi FujikiCountertenorTolomeo
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
New National Theatre Chorus

Sung in Italian with Japanese surtitles

This season the NNTT will be putting on its first Baroque opera. "Giulio Cesare" by master Baroque composer Georg Friedrich HÄNDEL is a notable work that established HÄNDEL's reputation in England. This opera seria is based on the story of Caesar and Cleopatra and features successively unfolding arias in recitativo style. It is a spectacle of pleasure, showcasing dramatic effects, a variety of beautiful music and skilled vocal performances. Baroque opera had outstanding entertainment value, enabled by elaborate devices and props. Its appeal has been rediscovered in recent years and it has gained popularity in theatres around the world as a creative art form. This 2011 production by Laurent PELLY was a hit when it was staged at The Palais Garner of the Opera National de Paris. It was also performed at the Teatro Regio di Torino in 2014. Set in the warehouse of an Egyptian museum, the stage design features paintings and giant statues. This production is brimming with PELLY's distinctive humour.

Leading Baroque musician Rinaldo ALESSANDRINI will conduct, while the talented vocalists include Miah PERSSON, of worldwide Baroque and Mozart fame. FUJIKI Daichi began his career at the NNT Opera Studio, and is noted for his countertenor debut at the Wiener Staatsoper. He will appear in the role of Tolomeo, a making for a truly unmissable line-up.

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