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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.
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Exciting new directions for Tokyo’s New National Theatre

Kazushi Ono brings his ties with cutting-edge directors to bear on the new season of opera, while National Ballet of Japan feature a strong programme.
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TokyoJapon Dance Project 2018xNBJ: Summer / Night / DreamWorld Première

Japon Dance Project 2018xNBJ: Summer / Night / Dream
Summer / Night / Dream
JAPON Dance project; Yasuyuki Endo; Mimoza Koike; Masahiro Yanagimoto; Takumi Hasegawa; Mylla Ek; Yukichi Hattori; Yurie Tsugawa

TokyoDie Zauberflöte

Die Zauberflöte
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Roland Böer; William Kentridge; New National Theatre; Greta Goiris; Steve Davislim; Masako Hayashi

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
Performance of Aida © Chikashi Saegusa
Performance of Aida
© Chikashi Saegusa
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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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