Ballet & Dance

Die Zauberflöte

W.A.Mozart : Die Zauberflöte

<Opera in 2 Acts>
<Sung in German with Japanese Supertitles>


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Music by : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by : Emanuel Shikaneder
Conductor : Hattori Joji
Production : Michael Hampe
Set, Projection & Costume Design : Henning von Gierke
Lighting Design : Takazawa Tatsuo
Revival Director : Taoshita Tetsu
Stage Manager : Onita Masahiko
Chorus Master : Misawa Hirofumi
Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra : The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Produced by : New National Theatre, Tokyo

Sarastro : Alfred Reiter
Tamino : Rainer Trost
Sprecher : Hasegawa Akira
Eingeweihter : Kamoshita Minoru
Königin der Nacht : Sato Mieko
Pamina : Sunakawa Ryoko
Erste Dame : Tanaka Misayo
Zweite Dame : Kanoh Etsuko
Dritte Dame : Watanabe Atsuko
Erster Knabe : Naono Yoko
Zweiter Knabe : Kaneko Toshie
Dritter Knabe : Seto Yuko
Papagena : Moroi Sachiyo
Papageno : Anton Scharinger
Monostatos : Takahashi Jun
Erster Geharnischter : Narita Katsumi
Zweiter Geharnischter : Osawa Ken

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Doors will open 45 minutes before the opening of the performance.
Approximate runnning time : 3 hours

  Available from Saturday 22 October, 2005 at 10:00am.
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 (10:00am-6:00pm).
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Websites.(Japanese only)

TICKET PRICES (with tax)
  SS S A B C D E F Z
Price(yen) 15,750 13,650 11,550 10,500 8,400 6,300 5,250 3,150 1,500
*A part of "Seat F" (¥3,150) : 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(\1,500): 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, except Seat F & Z ): 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

handbill [Die Zauberflöte]
The greatest work from the end of Mozart's life
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is a singspiel that was written in 1791, the year in which Mozart, who had exploited his reputation as a child prodigy from his early years onward, died. It ranks with Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte as one of his great and immortal operas and was written not for court theater centered on the aristocracy but rather for common people. Consisting of songs and dialogues in German, the opera became tremendously popularity from its first performance. As the comment "Mozart's opera has no minor roles" suggests, all characters are required to have the same level of musicality, singing technique, and acting ability as the leading roles. The opera is full of highlights, including the two arias famed for their marvelous coloratura, which depict the Queen of Night's blazing retaliatory spirit, Papageno's cheerful aria Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (I am the bird-catcher), and his duet with Papagena Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno!

Dynamic stage performance that can only be seen at NNTT
The direction by Michael Hampe, who always leads Europe's operatic circles, of NNTT's premiere of Die Zauberflöte in May 1998 was highly rated by critics. In The Yomiuri Shimbun, one critic wrote that the image of the opera expanded from the conflict between the worlds of the sun the moon in the original work, to include the cosmos, and that the dynamic force of nebulae far away in space enveloped the stage. Another critic wrote in The Nihon Keizai Shimbun that the director made free use of the theatre's stage system toward crystallizing the charm of the music and drama. In the forthcoming production, Joji Hattori, born in Japan but raised mostly in Vienna, who successfully conducted the opera Zazà at NNTT's Pit in March 2005, will introduce powerful stage with established Mozart singers, Alfred Reiter, Rainer Trost, Anton Scharinger, Sato Mieko, who attracted the attention of the world as Japan's first singer who took top place in the Tchaikovsky International Competition; and Sunakawa Ryoko, a talented young singer.


Prince Tamino hears that Pamina, the daughter of the Queen of Night, was taken by the "evil" Sarastro. When shown a picture of Pamina, he falls in love with her, and attended by Papageno, he goes to the temple of Sarastro. In reality, Sarastro is a high priestess of virtue. Tamino is told that he has to overcome various ordeals to rescue Pamina. He bravely faces these ordeals and successfully surmounts them.
<Conductor> <Production>
Hattori Joji Michael Hampe
Hattori Joji Michael Hampe

Alfred Reiter Rainer Trost Sato Mieko Sunakawa Ryoko
Alfred Reiter Rainer Trost Sato Mieko Sunakawa Ryoko

Anton Scharinger Hasegawa Akira Moroi Sachiyo Takahashi Jun
Anton Scharinger Hasegawa Akira Moroi Sachiyo Takahashi Jun

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