Ballet & Dance


Marius Petipa : RAYMONDA

<Ballet in 3 Acts>

Artistic Director : Maki Asami
Choreography : Marius Petipa
Music : Alexandr Glazunov
Revised by : Maki Asami
Scenery and Costumes : Luisa Spinatelli
Lighting Design : Sawada Yuji
Stage Manager : Morioka Hajime
Conductor : Ermano Florio
Orchestra : Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Presented by : Agency for Cultural Affairs /
New National Theatre, Tokyo

Bolshoi Theatre
Svetlana Zakharova
(15th·17th) Terashima Hiromi (23th)
The Royal Ballet
Yoshida Miyako
(16th·22th) Shiga Misae (24th)
Jean de Brienne
Bolshoi Theatre
Andrei Uvarov
(15th·17th) Morita Kentaro (23th)
American Ballet Theatre
Ethan Stiefel
(16th·22th) Yamamoto Ryuji (24th)
New York City Ballet
Robert Tewsley *
Moscow Classical Ballet
Ilgiz Galimullin

*Igor Zelensky, who was originally to perform the role of abderrakhman is unable to perform. Alternatively, Robert Tewsley is taking his place. Please refer to New National Theatre News.
Atsugi Mia / Uchitomi Youko / Endo Mutsuko / Omori Yuki / Kawamura Maki / Saito Miho / Takahashi Ari / Tsurutani Miho / Terashima Mayumi / Nishikawa Takako / Nishiyama Yuko / Matada Kumiko / Motojima Miwa / Yukawa Mamiko
Nagase Nobuo / Ichikawa Toru / Guennadi Iline / Emoto Taku / Okuda Shinya / Kaikawa Tetsuo / Chen Xiujie / Tomikawa Yuki / Mailen Tleoubaev / Grigory Barinov / Yoshimoto Yasuhisa

New National Theatre Ballet, Tokyo

October 2004 15
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Doors will open 45 minutes before the opening of the performance.
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 50 minutes with 2 intermissions

  Available from 10:00a.m., Sunday, September 5, 2004
New National Theatre Tokyo Box Office: +81-3-5352-9999(10:00am-6:00pm)
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Websites.(Japanese only)

TICKET PRICES (with tax)
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Z
Price(yen) 10,500 9,240 7,980 6,930 5,880 4,830 3,780 3,150 1,500
*Rank 8: Sold at the NNTT Box Office and all Ticket Pia outlets on the performance date only. Up to 2 tickets per person. No phone reservations. *Seat Z: Sold to students only at some Ticket Pia outlets on the day before the performance. Any tickets not sold by the performance date will be released to the general public at the NNTT Box Office and some Ticket Pia outlets. One ticket per person. No phone reservations. Students must bring a valid student ID. *Same day student tickets (50% off Ranks 1 - 7): Sold at the NNTT Box Office and some Ticket Pia outlets on the performance date. One ticket per person. No phone reservations. Students must bring a valid student ID.

*Opera House Ticket Prices & Seating Plan

The 2004/2005 season for the New National Theatre Ballet features the world of Petipa ballet. The season's lineup includes five famous works by the great choreographer who has continued to be loved throughout the centuries.

RAYMONDA LEAFLET The season opener is Raymonda, Petipa's last true masterpiece. It is a summation of Russian classical ballet established by the French-Russian choreographer though its complete version is rarely performed today even by world standards. Each act is full of variations displaying the essence of ballet techniques, and the second act is characterized by powerful dance scenes filled with exotic charm. The highlight of the ballet is the final act's grand pas which skillfully combines classical and character dance.

The NNTT will present its original version of Raymonda based on the revised choreography and direction by Artistic Director Maki Asami herself. In the forthcoming new production, Luisa Spinatelli was asked to design the scenery and costumes, which will be a central factor in allowing the story to unfold as if it were a fairy tale. Maki's direction does not necessarily view Abderkrakhman as Raymonda's adversary, but depicts the work as a universal love story between a man and a woman that can happen in any age. Even people today will be able to appreciate the drama woven by the characters in the ballet.

The New National Theatre Ballet, together with the wonderful guest dancers, will give a delicate and splendid performance of this original version of Raymonda. The NNTT is looking forward to seeing you at the season's first performance.


The setting is medieval France. Raymonda, a niece of a countess, is waiting for the return of her lover Jean de Brienne, who joined the Crusade. The Saracen knight Abderkrakhman is also fascinated by the beautiful noblewoman and attempts to abduct her, dueling with Jean who has just returned home. The victorious Jean is permitted by the countess to marry Raymonda, and the two lovers are united in a grand wedding ceremony.

Svetlana Zakharova
Yoshida Miyako
Terashima Hiromi
Shiga Misae
Jean de Brienne
Andrei Uvarov
Ethan Stiefel
Morita Kentaro
Yamamoto Ryuji
Robert Tewsley
Ilgiz Galimullin