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Der Rosenkavalier

New National Theatre, Tokyo: Opera House1-1-1 Honmachi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0071, Japan
Dates/times in Tokyo time zone
Sunday 03 April 202214:00
Wednesday 06 April 202218:00
Saturday 09 April 202214:00
Tuesday 12 April 202214:00
Performers
New National Theatre
Sascha GoetzelConductor
Sir Jonathan MillerDirector
Isabella BywaterSet Designer, Costume Designer
Mutsumi IsonoLighting Designer
Annette DaschSopranoFeldmarschallin
Kristinn SigmundssonBassBaron Ochs
Maria KataevaMezzo-sopranoOctavian
Yoko YasuiSopranoSophie
Shingo UchiyamaTenorValzacchi
Etsuko KanohMezzo-sopranoAnnina
Naoki MiyasatoTenorItalian Singer
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
New National Theatre Chorus

This masterpiece is set in high society Vienna, and portrays in elegant and exquisite music about memories of times gone by and of young, new love. Master director Jonathan Miller excelled at detailed character portrayal, and in moving the action from that pinnacle of aristocratic culture, 18th-century Vienna, to 1912, which is one year after the first staging of Der Rosenkavalier, he has the work impart a sense of the vicissitudes of time that audiences at the time would have experienced. Those who appeared on stage then, as well as the famous duo of composer (Richard Strauss) and librettist (Hugo von Hofmannstahl) all lived in an age over which the darkening clouds of strife were gathering, on the brink of war. The wise Marschallin sings that "she wants to stop all the clocks", and in doing so feels not only the relentless encroachment of age and resignation at having parted from her young lover, but a sense, too, of a generational shift.

Annette Dasch, one of the world's leading sopranos, performs the role of the Marschallin, making a much-awaited return to the NNTT for the first time since 2008. Viennese conductor Sascha Goetzel who has given many concerts with Japanese orchestra will make his NNTT debut.


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