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Tosca

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New National Theatre, Tokyo: Opera House1-1-1 Honmachi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0071, Japan
July 01 14:00, July 04 19:00, July 08 14:00, July 12 14:00, July 15 14:00
Performers
New National Theatre
Lorenzo ViottiConductor
Antonello Madau-DiazDirector
Naoji KawaguchiSet Designer
Pier Luciano CavallottiCostume Designer
Catherine NaglestadSopranoFloria Tosca
Jorge de LéonTenorMario Cavaradossi
Claudio SguraBaritoneBaron Scarpia
Masumi KubotaBassCesare Angelotti
Shigeru ImaoTenorSpoletta
Hiroaki OtsukaBass-baritoneSciarrone
Fumihiko ShimuraBassSacristan
New National Theatre Chorus
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

Sung in Italian with Japanese surtitles

The opera "Tosca" is especially popular among Puccini's works. The Italian-style production of Antonello MADAU-DIAZ convey the opera's very essence. "Tosca" has won great popularity among the works that form the repertoire of the New National Theatre, Tokyo, for its grandiose staging and costumes, exuding the air of 19th century Rome, especially in the "Te Deum" which concludes Act 1. The whole work is scattered with popular arias such as Cavaradossi's delightful "Recondita armonia" ("Hidden harmony") at the beginning, Tosca's superb "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore" ("I lived for art, I lived for love"), and Cavaradossi's farewell song, "E lucevan le stelle" ("And the stars shone"). The tension-filled depiction of the events of a single day and the entertainment to be had listening to the superb singing make this a work to enjoy to the full.

The role of Tosca is played by Catherine NAGLESTAD, acclaimed at the world's leading opera houses for her rich musicality and charisma. Cavaradossi is played by Jorge de LEÓN, who has come to the fore as a spinto tenor. Scarpia is played by Claudio SGURA, with his wide baritone scale. Leading the orchestra is the eminent Lorenzo VIOTTI.

This performance features the joint appearance of the Biwako Hall Vocal Ensemble and the chorus of the New National Theatre, Tokyo. Following the performance at the New National Theatre Tokyo, performances are to take place with the same cast at Biwako Hall on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2017.

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