|Dear Ladies and gentleman
I hope you all had a nice, relaxing summer and you are ready
for a new exciting season of the New National Theater, Tokyo.
This year we are studying the fate of women. The opening production
will be the verismo classical operas Cavalleria and Pagliacci.
In both operas the fate of the heroines touches our hearts, like
no other opera. Mr. Asagaroff and Maestro Ban are creating a touching
production emphasizing very strong on those fates. The cast consists
of outstanding voices from Japan and Europe, led by Ms Fiorillo
and one of the greatest tenors Giuseppe Gicomini. We, all the
artists and the members of the NNTT wish you all an unforgettable
performance and we are all looking forward to welcoming you, when
the curtain raises for an exciting season 2004/05 at your New
National Theater, Tokyo.