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Venue: New National Theatre, Tokyo

January 2019
Evening performance
Matinee performance
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Address1-1-1 Honmachi Shibuya-ku
ContainsOpera House
Google maps35° 40' 57.327" N 139° 41' 8.406" E
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Wagner: Tannhäuser
Asher Fisch; Hans-Peter Lehmann; New National Theatre; Olaf Zombeck; Liene Kinča; Alexandra Petersamer; Torsten Kerl

TokyoAstersWorld première

Nishimura: Asters
Kazushi Ono; Yoshi Oida; New National Theatre; Tom Schenk; Richard Hudson; Tomohiro Takada; Toru Onuma

TokyoLa Bayadère

La Bayadère
Minkus: La Bayadère
Marius Petipa; National Ballet of Tokyo; Alexei Baklan; Asami Maki; Alastair Livingston; Tokyo Symphony Orchestra


Massenet: Werther
Paul Daniel; Nicolas Joël; New National Theatre; Emmanuelle Favre; Katia Duflot; Saimir Pirgu; Mihoko Fujimura

TokyoDance to the Future 2019

Dance to the Future 2019
New works
Dancers of the National Ballet of Japan

TokyoEine florentinische Tragödie / Gianni Schicchi

Eine florentinische Tragödie / Gianni Schicchi
Zemlinsky, Puccini
Ryusuke Numajiri; Aguni Jun; New National Theatre; Atsumi Yokota; Emi Masuda; Junko Saito; Vsevolod Grivnov


Prokofiev: Cinderella
Enrico Cecchetti; Lev Ivanov; Marius Petipa; Sir Frederick Ashton; The National Ballet of Japan; Misato Tomita; Wendy Ellis Somes; David Walker [set designer]

TokyoDon Giovanni

Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Francesco Lanzillotta; Grischa Asagaroff; New National Theatre; Luigi Perego; Nicola Ulivieri; Giovanni Furlanetto; Marigona Qerkezi
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Cynicism reigns in Katharina Wagner’s Fidelio in Tokyo

Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Don Pizarro), Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore) and Stephen Gould (Florestan) © Masahiko Terashi | New National Theatre, Tokyo
The most talked about new production in the New National Theatre Tokyo’s 20th anniversary season undercuts Beethoven’s idealism.
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Heart and soul: Irina Lungu sings Traviata in Tokyo

Irina Lungu (Violetta) and Antonio Poli (Alfredo) © Terashi Masahiko | New National Theatre, Tokyo
Tokyo's New National Theatre is currently celebrating its twentieth anniversary season with three new productions and revivals of their most popular productions including Vincent Boussard’s minimal yet colourful Traviata.
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An enchanting Barber visits Tokyo

Maxim Mironov ("Lindoro") and Dalibor Jenis (Figaro) © Terashi Masahiko
New National Theatre Tokyo hosts a stylish and humorous Il barbiere di Siviglia. 
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La bohème at the New National Theatre Tokyo

Act I © Masahiko Terashi
La bohème at the New National Theatre Tokyo, performed by a fine cast and orchestra.
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A rather conventional Werther in Tokyo

Dmitry Korchak (Werther) © New National Theatre, Tokyo | Terashi Masahiko
This new production of Massenet’s Werther in Tokyo suffered multiple personnel changes even before it opened... 
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Falstaff in Tokyo with a strong international cast

George Gagnidze (Falstaff) © New National Theatre, Tokyo
Jonathan Miller may not be directing new productions of operas any more, but his productions are still being revived in many countries; in Tokyo’s New National Theatre, his Falstaff has just been revived.
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Peter Darell's Tales of Hoffman in Japan

The National Ballet of Japan mounted a new production of Peter Darrell’s The Tales of Hoffmann based on the Offenbach's opera. Although no masterpiece, it was an enjoyable evening and the quality of dancing by the four primas, the fascinating new sets and the costumes did entertain the audience a lot.
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National Ballet of Japan's Bayadere

National Ballet of Japan’s La Bayadère boasts a magnificent corps de ballet, and with prima ballerinas Ayako Ono and Yui Yonezawa as the lead ladies and guest star Vadim Muntagirov as Solor, this highly dramatic and thrilling perfomance of La Bayadère makes for a memorable evening.
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