Ballet & Dance


2007/2008 Season Opera

Giuseppe Verdi :LA TRAVIATA

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


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Conductor : Kamioka Toshiyuki
Production : Luca Ronconi
Set Design : Margherita Palli
Costume Design : Carlo Maria Diappi
Lighting Design : Sergio Rossi
Choreographer : Tiziana Colombo

Violetta Valéry : Elena Mosuc
Alfredo Germont : Roberto Saccà
Giorgio Germont : Lado Ataneli
Flora Bervoix : Hayashi Michiko
Visconte Gastone : Higuchi Tatsuya
Barone Douphol : Kobayashi Yoshiki
Marchese D’Obigny : Higashihara Sadahiko
Dottor Grenvil : Shikano Yoshiyuki
Annina : Iwamori Misato
Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra : Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

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

  Available from Saturday 15 March, 2008 at 10:00am.
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The poignant love story of a wayward woman (La Traviata) and the youth Alfredo

A perennially popular favorite from among Verdi’s three great masterpieces of opera seria, and in certain respects a ground-breaking work. Giving greater weight to the expression of the character’s emotions than preserving the fluency of the musical forms, it also avoided the traditional emphasis on grand historical themes, depicting a tragic tale of pure love involving a high-class courtesan of the period in which it was written. Conductor Kamioka Toshiyuki, active in Europe as a Kappelmeister (a theater’s resident conductor) and musical director, and appearing for the first time at the New National Theatre Tokyo, will bring the skills he has honed in the theater to the direction of a dazzling cast of singers, including the much-talked-about coloratura soprano Elena Mosuc.


Violetta, a courtesan in Paris, opens her heart to Alfredo, a son of a wealthy man, though she is hesitant to accept his sincere courtship. They begin to enjoy each other’s company living together in the suburbs of the city. One day during Alfredo’s absence, his father Germont calls on Violetta to ask her to give up his son so that marriage arrangements for his daughter will proceed smoothly. Violetta decides to abandon her love and leaves Alfredo. After her return to Paris, Alfredo appears in front of her and accuses her of her betrayal in the presence of other people. Time passes, but it is too late when all misunderstandings have come to light. Sick in bed, Violetta dies as she is embraced by the love of Alfredo, who asks for her pardon.

<Conductor> <Production>
Kamioka Toshiyuki Luca Ronconi
Kamioka Toshiyuki Luca Ronconi

Elena Mosuc Roberto Sacc Lado Ataneli
(Violetta Valéry)
Elena Mosuc
(Alfredo Germont)
Roberto Saccà
(Giorgio Germont)
Lado Ataneli

Hayashi Michiko Higuchi Tatsuya Kobayashi Yoshiki Higashihara Sadahiko
(Flora Bervoix)
Hayashi Michiko
(Visconte Gastone)
Higuchi Tatsuya
(Barone Douphol)
Kobayashi Yoshiki
(Marchese D’Obigny)
Higashihara Sadahiko

Shikano Yoshiyuki Iwamori Misato
(Dottor Grenvil)
Shikano Yoshiyuki
Iwamori Misato

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