Ballet & Dance

Opera in 4 Acts (in Italian with Japanese supertitles)

Libretto by : Temistocle Solera
Music by : Giuseppe Verdi
Artistic Director
: Kiyoshi Igarashi
Conductor : Paolo Olmi
Production : Antonello Madau Diaz
Scenery : Bernardo Trumper
Costume Designer : German Droghetti
Lighting Designer : Yasuo Okuhata
Choreographer : Etsuko Adachi
Assistant Stage Director : Michiko Taguchi
Stage Manager : Masahiko Onita
Chorus Master : Hirofumi Misawa
Assistant Conductors : Hiroshi Sato/ Katsuhiko Abe/ Kazunari Ozawa
Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus / Fujiwara Opera Chorus Group
Ballet : Tokyo City Ballet
Orchestra : Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Presented by : New National Theatre, Tokyo

Nabucco : Alexandru Agache ( / Masato Makino (3.7)
Abigaille : Hasmik Papian ( / Marina Fratarcangeli (3.8)
Zaccaria : Mikhail Kit ( / Francesco Ellero d' Artegna (4.7)
Ismaele : Taro Ichihara (1.6.8) / Shigehiro Sano (3.4.7)
Fenena : Masami Fujikawa (1.4.7) / Taeka Hino (3.6.8)
Anna : Noriko Ieda (1.4.6) / Mina Kikuchi (3.7.8)
Abdallo : Kazuhiro Tsunoda (1.6.7) / Kazuhiko Ichikawa (3.4.8)
Gran Sacerdote di Belo : Ken Osawa (1.4.7) / Yasushi Nakamura (3.6.8)

Alberto Gazale, who was originally to perform the role of Nabucco on 1st (Thu.), 4th (Sun.), 6th(Tue.) and 8th (Thu.) November, is unable to perform due to his condition. Alternatively, Alexandru Agache is taking his place.
Please refer to New National Theatre News.

Nov. 2001 Thu.1 Sat. 3 Sun. 4 Tue. 6 Wed. 7 Thu. 8
3:00pm   X X      
6:30pm X     X X X
Doors will be opened 60 minutes before the opening of the performance.
Small lectures on this opera will be presented 45 minutes before the curtain time.

Available from Sunday 15 July, 2001 at 10:00 am.
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 (10:00am-6:00pm).
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Websites.(Japanese only)

Type Seat S Seat A Seat B Seat C Seat D Seat E
Price ¥18,900 ¥15,750 ¥12,600 ¥9,450 ¥6,300 ¥3,150
Seat Z(¥1,500) is sold only on the performance day at the Box Office and a part of Ticket Pia Offices.

NABUCCO The famous chorus "Va, Pensiero" returns to the stage of New National Theatre, Tokyo.

Two daughters of Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar), King of Babylonia. - One, Abigaille has been given birth by a slave, and the other, Fenena, whose mother is Queen, has been taken hostage by Israel, the enemy of Babylonia. The love and hatred between Ismaele who is a nephew of the King of Jerusalem, and the two daughters is intertwined in the story.

Nabucco is Verdi's third opera. With this work that takes its subject matter from the Bible and a historical fact - "the Babylonian captivity", Verdi has achieved his first great success as a composer. The opera is filled with youthful passion. Particularly, the choral lament "Va, Pensiero", which the Hebrews long for their lost homeland, is extremely popular and often considered as Italy's second national anthem. Impressive chorus composes a spectacular drama, set in ancient Babylonia and Jerusalem.