A Russian double-bill of "Le Rossignol" and "Iolanta" had it's premiere.
The 3rd new production of 2020/2021 season opera is an exciting Russian double-bill. Stravinsky's Le Rossignol and Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, had it's premiere on April 4. Both are based on fairy tales, both portray the interaction between innocent characters and lost hearts, all set to lyrical music.
Due to the travel restrictions, the NNTT were unable to invite international artists from overseas, so they were replaced by singers who reside in Japan. The production, directed and designed by Yannis Kokkos, has been rehearsed completely remotely using online communication tools between Japan and Europe.
The premiere was warmly welcomed by enthusiastic applause for the fantastic staging and the beautiful performances by singers and orchestra.
Despite the difficulties of rehearsing and producing theatre in the current situation, the NNTT will continue to make every effort to deliver high-quality opera. So far this season, all of our performances have had a live audience and there have been no cancellations and we will be working hard to ensure this trend continues.