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Guide to the New National Theatre, Tokyo

The New National Theatre, Tokyo (NNTT) is Japan's only national theatre dedicated to the performing arts of opera, ballet, dance and drama. Since its inception in 1997, the NNTT has presented world-class performances both in and outside of Japan, and has come to occupy a familiar and much-loved place in the nation's cultural life. The NNTT comprises the Opera House (known as Opera Palace), Playhouse and The Pit, each of which uniquely contributes to an annual total of about 300 stage performances to the delight of approx. 200,000 theatregoers, including many from overseas. Furthermore, by providing other theatre groups with a performance venue, the NNTT contributes to the development of the stage arts in Japan, such performances numbering around 150 a year, and attended by over 100,000 people.

Alice's in Adventures in Wonderland © Takashi Shikama

New National Theatre Tokyo's 2019-20 season

Tokyo's home of opera, ballet and dance unveils a 2019-20 season that's based on the classics and carefully balanced to give a sampling of many periods and styles.
Spectacles à venirEn voir plus...

TokyoLa traviata

La traviata
Verdi: La Traviata
Ivan Repušić; Vincent Boussard; New National Theatre; Vincent Lemaire; Myrtò Papatanasiu; Iván Ayón Rivas; Shingo Sudo

TokyoNakamura Megumi: Beethoven Sonata

Nakamura Megumi: Beethoven Sonata
Beethoven: Beethoven Sonata
Megumi Nakamura; The National Ballet of Japan

TokyoThe Nutcracker and the Mouse King

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

TokyoNew Year Ballet

New Year Ballet
Tchaïkovski, Glazounov, Drigo, Nyman
George Balanchine; Asami Maki; Marius Petipa; Christopher Wheeldon; The National Ballet of Japan; Martin Yates; Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Performance of Aida © Chikashi Saegusa
Performance of Aida
© Chikashi Saegusa
Critiques récentesEn voir plus...

An elegant and vocally fine Don Pasquale in Tokyo

Roberto Scandiuzzi (Don Pasquale) © Masahiko Terashi | New National Theatre Tokyo
New National Theatre Tokyo's new staging of Donizetti's jolly Don Pasquale, in Stefano Vizioli's classic production, featured some sparkling vocal performances from a fine cast.

Turandot in Tokyo: A bold reimagining of the ending

Irene Theorin (Turandot), Eri Nakamura (Liù) and Teodor Ilincăi (Calaf) © Masahiko Terashi / New National Theatre, Tokyo 2019
Alex Ollé focuses in the princess's trauma to provide a back story for Puccini’s problematic last opera; Eri Nakamura captivates the New National Theatre audience.

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.

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.