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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TokyoDie Fledermaus

Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Alfred Eschwé; Heinz Zednik; New National Theatre; Olaf Zombeck; Adrian Eröd; Elisabeth Flechl

TokyoTales of Hoffmann

Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann
Peter Darrell; The National Ballet of Japan; Paul Murphy; Naoji Kawaguchi; Ayako Maeda; Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra


Hosokawa: Matsukaze
David Robert Coleman; Sasha Waltz; New National Theatre; Pia Maier-Schriever; Christine Birkle; Ilse Eerens; Charlotte Hellekant


Sakamoto: ST/LL
Shiro Takatani
Performance of Aida © Chikashi Saegusa
Performance of Aida
© Chikashi Saegusa
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Heart and soul: Irina Lungu sings Traviata in 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

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

La bohème at the New National Theatre Tokyo, performed by a fine cast and orchestra.
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A rather conventional Werther in Tokyo

This new production of Massenet’s Werther in Tokyo suffered multiple personnel changes even before it opened... 
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