Ballet & Dance

La Forza del Destino

G.Verdi : La Forza del Destino

<Opera in 4 Acts>
<Sung in Italian with Japanese Supertitles>


Music by : Giuseppe Verdi
Original by : Don Ángel de Saavedra, Duque de Rivas
Libretto by : Francesco Maria Piave
    (Revised by : Antonio Ghislanzoni)
Conductor : Inoue Michiyoshi
Production : Emilio Sagi
Scenery & Costume Design : Llorens Corbella
Lighting Design : Isono Mutsumi
Stage Manager : Onita Masahiko
Chorus Master : Misawa Hirofumi
Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra : The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Produced by : New National Theatre, Tokyo

Donna Leonora : Anna Shafajinskaia
Don Alvaro : Robert Dean Smith
Don Carlo : Christopher Robertson
Preziosilla : Sakamoto Akemi
Padre Guardiano : Jyrki Korhonen
Fra Melitone : Hare Masahiko
Il Marchese di Calatrava : Tsumaya Hidekazu
Curra : Suzuki Ryoko
Mastro Trabuco : Kamoshita Minoru
Un Alcade : Tang Jun Bo
Un Chirurgo : Katayama Masashi

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Doors will open 45 minutes before the opening of the performance.
Approximate runnning time : 3 hours 30 minutes

  Available from Sunday 1 January, 2006 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)
Seat SS S A B C D E F Z
Price(yen) 21,000 18,900 15,750 13,650 10,500 7,350 6,300 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

Even providence cannot save them from the terrible fate inscribed in their blood!A revival of Verdi's masterpiece, with its famous overture and grand human drama

handbill [La Forza del Destino]
A tragic masterpiece depicting the two men and a woman as they are swept by a cruel and capricious fate towards a blood-drenched conclusion. The highly realized overture is justly famous, and often performed independently. Verdi's dramatic and beautiful score works with the libretto to relate with eloquence a story that unfolds at a dizzying pace. The production is under the direction of Emilio Sagi, artistic director of Teatro Real in Madrid, while conductor Inoue Michiyoshi, known for his attention to the details of the score, has elicited passionate vocal performances from a cast which includes dramatic soprano Anna Shafajinskaya, world-class heldentenor Robert Dean Smith, and noted baritone Christopher Robertson. The production is based on the revised version first performed at La Scala in Milan [in 1869], subsequent to the opera's debut at the Bolshoi Theatre in St. Petersburg.


Spain, in a time of civil war. Leonora, daughter of the Marchese di Calatrava, attempts to elope with her lover, Don Alvaro, but they are discovered by her father the Marchese, who will not consent to their relationship. Don Alvaro throws his pistol to the ground to show he will not resist, but it goes off, fatally wounding the Marchese, who dies cursing his daughter. The couple flee, pursued by Leonora's brother Don Carlo, who has vowed to avenge his father's death. Leonora enters a convent. Don Alvaro, whose flight takes him to the front lines of the civil war, saves the life of an officer, and the two pledge brotherhood, at first failing to recognize each other. But the officer, who is Don Carlo, discovers Don Alvaro's true identity, and challenges him to a duel, in which Don Carlo is mortally wounded. At this point Leonora appears, but her brief moment of happiness at reunion with Don Alvaro is destroyed when Don Carlo summons his last dying strength to run her through with his sword.

<Conductor> <Production>
Inoue Michiyoshi Emilio Sagi
Inoue Michiyoshi Emilio Sagi

Anna Shafajinskaia Robert Dean Smith Christopher Robertson
Anna Shafajinskaia Robert Dean Smith Christopher

Sakamoto Akemi Jyrki Korhonen Hare Masahiko Tsumaya Hidekazu
Sakamoto Akemi Jyrki Korhonen Hare Masahiko Tsumaya Hidekazu

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