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Venue: New National Theatre, Tokyo

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Address1-1-1 Honmachi Shibuya-ku
Tokyo
151-0071
Japan
ContainsOpera House
Playhouse
Google maps35° 40' 57.327" N 139° 41' 8.406" E
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TokyoAlice's Adventures in WonderlandNew Production

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Talbot: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Christopher Wheeldon; The National Ballet of Japan; Nathan Brock; Bob Crowley

TokyoCarmen

Carmen
Bizet: Carmen
New National Theatre; Ginger Costa-Jackson; Oleg Dolgov; Timothy Renner; Ryoko Sunakawa

TokyoFalstaff

Falstaff
Verdi: Falstaff
Carlo Rizzi; Sir Jonathan Miller; New National Theatre; Isabella Bywater; Roberto de Candia; Eva Mei; Mattia Olivieri

TokyoThe Nutcracker and the Mouse King

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Wayne Eagling; National Ballet of Tokyo; Alexei Baklan; Naoji Kawaguchi; Ayako Maeda; Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

TokyoNew Year Ballet

New Year Ballet
Chopin, Stravinsky
Michel Fokine; Megumi Nakamura; The National Ballet of Japan; Martin Yates

TokyoTannhäuser

Tannhäuser
Wagner: Tannhäuser
Asher Fisch; Hans-Peter Lehmann; New National Theatre; Olaf Zombeck; Liene Kinča; Alexandra Petersamer; Torsten Kerl

TokyoAstersWorld première

Asters
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
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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.
****1
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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.
****1
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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. 
****1
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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.
****1
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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... 
***11
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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.
***11
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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.
****1
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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.
****1
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