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OperaLes contes d'Hoffmann

2017/2018 Season

Music by Jacques OFFENBACH
Opera in 5 Acts
Sung in French with Japanese surtitles
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Running time is approx. 3 hours 45 mins including intervals

This is Philippe ARLAUD's production of a whimsical love story. It is Jacques OFFENBACH's sole opera, best known for its "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour" ("Beauteous Night, O Night of Love"), other highlights including the "Chanson de Kleinzach" ("Song of little Zaches") sung by Hoffman, and that ultimate showcase of coloratura soprano singing, the "Les oiseaux dans la charmille" ("The birds in the arbour") aria sung by Olympia. This is ARLAUD's first production at the New National Theatre Tokyo, and he brings added depth to the work with costumes radiating wit and humour, as well as effective use of fluorescent colours on a black stage, bringing out the sense of fantasy of the original work.

The conductor, Sébastien ROULAND, appears at the New National Theatre Tokyo, for the first time. This eminent Offenbach scholar gives orthodox interpretations of French music. Hoffman is played by Dmitri KORCHAK, who met great success in 2016 in "Werther", and makes another appearance here in French opera, in which he excels. Lena BELKINA, a star of bel canto, plays Nicklausse, La Muse. The four villainous roles of Lindorf, Coppélius, Dr. Miracle and Dapertutto are played by Tomasz KONIECZNY, a consummate actor with a reputation as such, who sings dramatic bass baritone in Wagnerian works and appears for the first time at the New National Theatre Tokyo.



Staff

Conductor Sébastien ROULAND 1

Production, Set and Lighting Design Philippe ARLAUD 2

Costume Design Andrea UHMANN

Choreographer UEDA Haruka


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Cast

Hoffmann Dmitry KORCHAK 3

Nicklausse, La Muse Lena BELKINA 4

Olympia YASUI Yoko 5

Antonia SUNAKAWA Ryoko 6

Giulietta YOKOYAMA Keiko 7

Lindorf, Coppélius, Miracle, Dapertutto Tomasz KONIECZNY 8

Andrès, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio AOCHI Hideyuki

Luther, Crespel OKUBO Mitsuya

Spalanzani HARE Masahiko

Schlemil MORIGUCHI Kenji

La voix de la mere, Stella TANIGUCHI Mutsumi


Chorus New National Theatre Chorus

Orchestra Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra


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Schedule

February 2018

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Booking Opens

Saturday, 14th October 2017, 10:00 am (GMT+8:00)

Tickets

SABCD
¥21,600 ¥16,200 ¥10,800 ¥6,480 ¥3,240

Tax included

The New National Theatre,
Tokyo Box Office:

+81-(0)3-5352-9999

10:00 - 18:00

Tickets are sold via the website of PIA Corporation.

Concession Prices (students, juniors, seniors, groups)
Under 15s discounts and Z Seats (Day Tickets) are available online. Other types of discount tickets are not available online. Please inquire at the Box Office or by telephone. (+81-(0)3-5352-9999 10:00 - 18:00)

Please Note

  • No admittance to pre-school children. Each child older than this age requires a ticket for entry, even when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Tickets may not be changed or refunded except in the case of a cancelled performance.
  • A special discount price is available for disabled guests. Please inquire at the Box Office for details.
  • Users of wheelchairs are requested to contact the Box Office before coming to the theatre.
  • Preferred seats may not be available on the first day of ticket sales.

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