Ballet & Dance


2007/2008 Season Opera
[New Production]

Georges Bizet :CARMEN

<Opera in 3 Acts>
<Sung in French with Japanese supertitles>


Conductor : Jacques Delacôte
Production : Uyama Hitoshi
Scenery Design : Shima Jiro
Costume Design : Ogata Kikuko
Lighting Design : Sawada Yuji
Chorus Master : Misawa Hirofumi

Carmen : María José Montiel
Don José : Zoran Todorovich
Escamillo : Alexander Vinogradov
Micaëla : Omura Hiromi
Zuniga : Saiki Kenji
Moralès : Hoshino Jun
Le Dancaïre : Imao Shigeru
Le Remendado : Kuraishi Makoto
Frasquita : Hirai Kaori
Mercédès : Yamashita Makiko
Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus
Children Chorus : Suginami Junior Chorus
Orchestra : Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

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Doors will open 45 minutes before the opening of the performance.

  Available from Saturday 4 August, 2007 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)
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Price(yen) 23,100 18,900 12,600 7,350 4,200 1,500
<Seating Plan> Please click here

A woman who lives to be free—Carmen. A man possessed by love for a femme fatale.

A French opera renowned for its marvelous famous songs, such as “Habanera” and the “Toreador Song.” When first performed in Paris in 1875 during the Golden Age of French opera, this story of the gypsy factory girl Carmen, who seduces several men and is murdered by a jealous lover, touched off a great scandal in the opera world and drew strong reactions. María José Montiel, born in Madrid, who will take the title role, has sung on the most important stages in the world. Another attraction of this new production is the appearance as Micaëla of Omura Hiromi, who has won many fans with her splendid performances at the New National Theatre, Tokyo.


A cigarette factory girl, Carmen, admired by men of the town, takes an interest in Don José, who is indifferent to her, and seeks to win his attention by tossing him a rose. Although he loves Micaëla, he soon becomes captivated by Carmen and is persuaded to desert the Army and throw in his lot with smugglers. But Carmen becomes disillusioned with José and gives her heart to the toreador Escamillo. In front of the bullring, from which loud cheering can be heard, José, consumed by jealous rage, stabs Carmen in the heart.

<Conductor> <Production>
Jacques Delacôte Uyama Hitoshii
Jacques Delacôte Uyama Hitoshi

María José Montiel Zoran Todorovich Alexander Vinogradov Omura Hiromi
María José Montiel
(Don José)
Zoran Todorovich
Alexander Vinogradov
Omura Hiromi

Saiki Kenji Hoshino Jun Imao Shigeru Kuraishi Makoto
Saiki Kenji
Hoshino Jun
(Le Dancaïres)
Imao Shigeru
(Le Remendado)
Kuraishi Makoto

Hirai Kaori Yamashita Makiko
Hirai Kaori
Yamashita Makiko

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