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W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro

New National Theatre, Tokyo: Opera House1-1-1 Honmachi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0071, Japan
Dates/times in Tokyo time zone
Sunday 07 February 202114:00
Tuesday 09 February 202118:30
Thursday 11 February 202114:00
Sunday 14 February 202114:00
Performers
New National Theatre
Evelino PidòConductor
Andreas HomokiDirector
Frank Philipp SchlößmannSet Designer
Mechthild SeipelCostume Designer
Vito PrianteBaritoneCount Almaviva
Serena GamberoniSopranoCountess Almaviva
Filippo MoraceBassFigaro
Ai UsukiSopranoSusanna
Aya WakizonoMezzo-sopranoCherubino
Hidekazu TsumayaBassDoctor Bartolo
Hideyuki AochiTenorDon Basilio
Mitsuya OkuboBaritoneAntonio
Keiko YoshiharaSopranoBarbarina
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
New National Theatre Chorus

A prominent Mozart opera. This opera buffa masterpiece unfolds around the story of the Count and the Countess Almaviva, their servant Figaro, Figaro's betrothed Susanna and the count's page Cherubino.

Musical highlights include Figaro's aria "Non più andrai", Cherubino's aria "Voi che sapete" and the Countess' "Porgi amor", among other well-known pieces.

Director Andreas Homoki (currently the General Director of Opernhaus Zürich) created the set to be a space "outside of time", noting that in this work Mozart deals with the troubles and worries of humanity which are unchanging. Everything is arranged in black and white, the design that changes with the passage of time representing the breakdown of feudal society.

The cast includes rising Italian stars Vito Priante, Serena Gamberoni and Filippo Morace. They are joined by Usaki Ai, known for bringing her beautiful voice and expressiveness to a difficult role in Asters, and Wakizono Aya, who has taken on leading roles in works by Rossini and Mozart at opera houses in Italy, mesmerising Japanese audiences with her outstanding vocal expression and acting prowess, in Don Giovanni presented in 2019. Expect great things of this illustrious line up!

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