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Opera20th Anniversary ProductionTosca

20th Anniversary

2017/2018 Season

Music by Giacomo PUCCINI
Opera in 2 Acts
Sung in Italian with Japanese surtitles
OPERA HOUSE

1 Jul. - 15 Jul., 2018

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Running time is approx. 2 hours 55 mins including intervals

The opera "Tosca" is especially popular among Puccini's works. The Italian-style production of Antonello MADAU-DIAZ convey the opera's very essence. "Tosca" has won great popularity among the works that form the repertoire of the New National Theatre, Tokyo, for its grandiose staging and costumes, exuding the air of 19th century Rome, especially in the "Te Deum" which concludes Act 1. The whole work is scattered with popular arias such as Cavaradossi's delightful "Recondita armonia" ("Hidden harmony") at the beginning, Tosca's superb "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore" ("I lived for art, I lived for love"), and Cavaradossi's farewell song, "E lucevan le stelle" ("And the stars shone"). The tension-filled depiction of the events of a single day and the entertainment to be had listening to the superb singing make this a work to enjoy to the full.

The role of Tosca is played by Catherine NAGLESTAD, acclaimed at the world's leading opera houses for her rich musicality and charisma. Cavaradossi is played by Jorge de LEÓN, who has come to the fore as a spinto tenor. Scarpia is played by Claudio SGURA, with his wide baritone scale. Leading the orchestra is the eminent Lorenzo VIOTTI.

This performance features the joint appearance of the Biwako Hall Vocal Ensemble and the chorus of the New National Theatre, Tokyo. Following the performance at the New National Theatre Tokyo, performances are to take place with the same cast at Biwako Hall on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2018.



Staff

Conductor Lorenzo VIOTTI 1

Production Antonello MADAU-DIAZ 2

Set Design KAWAGUCHI Naoji

Costume Design Pier Luciano CAVALLOTTI

Lighting Design OKUHATA Yasuo


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2

Cast

Tosca Catherine NAGLESTAD 3

Cavaradossi Jorge de LEÓN 4

Scarpia Claudio SGURA 5

Angelotti KUBOTA Masumi 6

Spoletta IMAO Shigeru 7

Sciarrone OTSUKA Hiroaki 8

Il Sagrestano SHIMURA Fumihiko 9


Chorus
New National Theatre Chorus
BIWAKO HALL Vocal Ensemble 10

Orchestra Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra


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Schedule

July 2018

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

1

14:00

2

3

4

19:00

5

6

7

8

14:00

9

10

11

12

14:00

13

14

15

14:00

16

17

18

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21

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Booking Opens

Sunday, 4th March 2018, 10:00 am (GMT+9:00)

Tickets

SABCD
¥23,760 ¥19,440 ¥12,960 ¥7,560 ¥4,320

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)

Booking Z seats (Day Tickets) 1,620 yen
Z seats are available online from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on the day of the performance. One ticket per person.

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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