Ballet & Dance


The Pit Opera #14


<Opera in 4 Acts>
<sung in Italian with Japanese supertitles>
3 Thu (7pm) / 4 Fri (7pm) / 5 Sat (3pm) / 6 Sun (3pm) March 2005


Conductor : Hattori Joji
Production : Egawa Tomomi
Music and Libretto by : Ruggiero Leoncavallo
(New Version by Renzo Bianchi)
Scenery and Costume Design : Arata Ryo
Lighting Design : Naruse Kazuhiro
Stage Manager : Murata Kensuke
Orchestra : New National Theatre The Pit Opera Ensemble

Zaza : Morita Masami (3,5) Izumi Chika (4,6)
Milio : Higuchi Tatsuya (3,5) Akitani Naoyuki (4,6)
Cascart : Imao Shigeru (3,5) Izumi Ryohei (4,6)
Courtois : Shimizu Hiroki
Bussy : Fujita Koshi
Anaide : Kanoh Etsuko
Natalia : Seto Yuko
Floriana/Madama Dufresne : Seki Mariko
Augusto/Marco : Otsuki Takashi
Dancers : Nowada Erika Ogawa Kosaku
Toto Dufresne : Kamei Nao

3 4 5 6
Thu Fri Sat Sun
3:00     X X
7:00 X X    
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes with 2 intermissions

  Available from 10:00a.m., Saturday, January 15, 2005
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)

All seats reserved ¥5,250
Seat Z(¥1,500) / Same day student tickets (50% off) is sold only on the performance day at the Box Office and a part of Ticket Pia Offices.

handbill[zaza]The actress Zazą, who lived for love, reached a conclusion… Zazą is a verismo opera by Leoncavallo, the Italian composer famous for his opera I Pagliacci (The Clowns). Based on a French play, the composer himself wrote the libretto. Premiered in 1990, the opera became a great hit. It portrays how the popular actress Zazą loved a married man but broke off relations with him in agony. Two up-and-coming sopranos will take on the challenge of singing the title role, which requires exceptional talent both as a singer and an actress.


Cascart, Zazą’s former lover and fellow actor, visits the popular actress in her dressing room. After being praised by the theatre manager Courtois and the regular theatergoer Milio, she goes onto the stage. Milio, seduced by Zazą in her dressing room, kisses her passionately. Zazą soon starts to live with Milio, but having heard from Cascart that Milio has a girlfriend in Paris, she goes there to find he has a family. When she sees Toto, Milio’s infant daughter, she loses control of herself and breaks into tears and runs away. When she tells Milio that she has met his wife, he becomes infuriated. Having witnessed his fury, she turns him away and throws herself down in tears.

<Conductor> <Production>
Hattori Joji Egawa Tomomi
Hattori Joji Egawa Tomomi
Morita Masami Izumi Chika Higuchi Tatsuya Akitani Naoyuki
Morita Masami Izumi Chika Higuchi Tatsuya Akitani Naoyuki
Imao Shigeru Izumi Ryohei Shimizu Hiroki Fujita Koshi
Imao Shigeru Izumi Ryohei Shimizu Hiroki Fujita Koshi
Kano Etsuko Seto Yuko Seki Mariko Otsuki Takashi
Kanoh Etsuko Seto Yuko Seki Mariko Otsuki Takashi
Nowada Erika Ogawa Kosaku Kamei Nao
Nowada Erika Ogawa Kosaku Kamei Nao

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