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Stravinsky & TchaikovskyNew production

New National Theatre, Tokyo: Opera House1-1-1 Honmachi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0071, Japan
Dates/times in Tokyo time zone
Sunday 04 April 202114:00
Tuesday 06 April 202114:00
Thursday 08 April 202119:00
Sunday 11 April 202114:00
New National Theatre
Andriy YurkevychConductor
Yannis KokkosDirector, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Hasmik TorosyanSopranoNightingale
Michiko HariuSopranoCook
Makiko YamashitaMezzo-sopranoDeath, Martha
Tatsundo ItoTenorFisherman
Vitaly YushmanovBaritoneChamberlain
Fumihiko ShimuraBassBonze
Nikoloz LagvilavaBaritoneEmperor, Ibn-Hakia
Hidekazu TsumayaBassKing René
Viktor AntipenkoTenorVaudémont
Yuriy YurchukBaritoneRobert
Ekaterina SiurinaSopranoIolanta
Kota MurakamiTenorAlméric
Hiroaki OtsukaBass-baritoneBertrand
Miyuki HibinoSopranoBrigitta
Akiko TomiokaMezzo-sopranoLaura
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
New National Theatre Chorus

This the second instalment in our series of double bill programme, staged every other year with the aim of further expanding our repertory. This is also the second in our Russian opera series. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, Le Rossignol is a fantasy opera by Igor Stravinsky, known for The Firebird, Petrouchka and The Rite of Spring. Iolanta is the final opera composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. This one-act opera was written to be performed with The Nutcracker. Telling a poetic story of a blind girl who has her eyes opened to love and hope, the work is a true treasure from Tchaikovsky's final years. This double bill is of short romantic works that use allegorical stories based on fairy tales and legends to portray the interaction between innocent characters and lost hearts, all set to lyrical music.

The production will be directed by the multiple-award-winning set designer and director Yannis Kokkos, who has worked at the best houses in the world. Conducting will be Andriy Yurkevych, lauded for his nuanced conducting of Eugene Onegin.

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