Ballet & Dance


2006/2007 Season Opera

Giuseppe Verdi : FALSTAFF

<Opera in 3 Acts>
<Sung in Italian with Japanese Supertitles>


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Conductor : Dan Ettinger
Production : Jonathan Miller
Scenery and Costume Design : Isabella Bywater
Lighting Design : Peter Petschnig

Sir John Falstaff : Alan Titus
Ford : Wolfgang Brendel
Fenton : Higuchi Tatsuya
Dr. Cajus : Ono Mitsuhiko
Bardolfo : Otsuki Takashi
Pistola : Tsumaya Hidekazu
Mrs.Alice Ford : Serena Farnocchia
Nannetta : Nakamura Eri
Mrs. Quickly : Karan Armstrong
Mrs. Meg Page : Obayashi Tomoko
Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra : Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

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Doors will open 45 minutes before the opening of the performance.
Approximate running time : 2 hours 30 minutes

  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)
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Price(yen) 21,000 15,750 10,500 6,300 3,150 1,500

The final opera by the master Verdi; a masterpiece regarded as the pinnacle of Italian comic opera. A man who has seen it all faces the end of his life coolly, with a smile on his lips. It is a work whose libretto and score both combine incomparable entertainment with a profound philosophy of life, and under the masterful direction of Jonathan Miller, the dignity of mankind is subtly depicted amidst the buoyant tempo and the laughter. Some of your favorite singers will display the apex of their talents and invite you to laugh aloud at the complexities of human nature in this avidly awaited revival.


The fat, old Sir John Falstaff sends love letters to two ladies of means, Alice Ford and Meg Page, asking for money. The women realize that the letters they have received are identical, and conspire together with Falstaff's retainers Bardolfo and Pistola, who bear a grudge against their master, as well as Ford and Dr. Cajus, to teach Falstaff a lesson. While Falstaff is lured out and is pinched and pricked in Windsor Park, it emerges that Ford's daughter Nannetta has actually married her lover Fenton, thereby bring the opera to a happy ending.
<Conductor> <Production>
Dan Ettinger Jonathan Miller
Dan Ettinger Jonathan Miller

Alan Titus Wolfgang Brendel Higuchi Tatsuya Ono Mitsuhiko
(Sir John Falstaff)
Alan Titus
Wolfgang Brendel
Higuchi Tatsuya
(Dr. Cajus)
Ono Mitsuhiko

Otsuki Takashi Tsumaya Hidekazu Serena Farnocchia
Otsuki Takashi
Tsumaya Hidekazu
(Mrs.Alice Ford)
Serena Farnocchia

Nakamura Eri Karan Armstrong Obayashi Tomoko
Nakamura Eri
(Mrs. Quickly)
Karan Armstrong
(Mrs. Meg Page)
Obayashi Tomoko

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