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TokyoGiacomo Puccini: Tosca

Giacomo Puccini: Tosca
Puccini: Tosca
Daniele Callegari; Antonello Madau-Diaz; New National Theatre; Naoji Kawaguchi; Pier Luciano Cavallotti; Chiara Isotton; Francesco Meli

TokyoW. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro

W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Evelino Pidò; Andreas Homoki; New National Theatre; Frank Philipp Schlößmann; Mechthild Seipel; Vito Priante; Chikako Osumi

TokyoStravinsky & TchaikovskyNew production

New National Theatre Tokyo
Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky
Andriy Yurkevych; Yannis Kokkos; New National Theatre; Hasmik Torosyan; Michiko Hariu
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Nott reunited with Tokyo Symphony in Beethoven's Ninth

The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and soloists conducted by Jonathan Nott © T. Tairadate | TSO
Seven months ago, when Tokyo’s musical scene was brought to a standstill by the Covid-19 pandemic, it was hard to envisage any orchestra performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony by December, an important year-end custom in Japan.
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A stylish Fledermaus lifts spirits in Tokyo

Astrid Kessler (Rosalinde) and Daniel Schmutzhard (Eisenstein) © Masahiko Terashi | New National Theatre, Tokyo

A welcome touch of Austrian end of year festivities in Tokyo as Heinz Zednik's popular production of Die Fledermaus is revived. 

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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.
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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.
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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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