The 75th National Arts Festival by Agency for Cultural Affairs presents
Music by Johann STRAUSSⅡ
Operetta in 3 Acts
Sung in German with English and Japanese surtitles
29 Nov. - 6 Dec., 2020 ( 5 Performances )
Running time is approx. 3 hours including an interval
Die Fledermaus is one of the greatest operetta masterpieces by The Waltz King, Johann STRAUSS II. This supreme piece of musical theatre exhilarates audiences with its beautiful waltzes and polkas, light, refined satire, and humour. By the denouement, the venue is joyfully awash in song, dance, and drama. This blithe, flamboyant work is well known as a staple of year-end/new-year Vienna.
The production was directed by Heinz ZEDNIK, a renowned tenor who also holds the title of Kammersänger of Vienna State Opera. ZEDNIK debuted as a director in 2006 with this production, and directed the Volksoper Wien's Die Fledermaus the following year. Born in Vienna and with a repertoire that includes the four roles in Die Fledermaus, ZEDNIK personifies the Viennese spirit. This orthodox production makes ample use of elegant yet delightfully unconventional devices, fully conveying the charms of this joyful operetta.
The fresh cast boasts a full line up of performers well familiar with this piece, including prominent Viennese singer Daniel SCHMUTZHARD.
*Please note that we will modify a part of the original production into "A New Normal " style version.
[Covid-19] Our Prevention Plan and Request to Our Patrons
The performances will be taking place based on the policies of the Japanese government and the Tokyo Metropolitan government, along with the guideline for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 infection by the Association of Public Theatres and Halls in Japan.
Please read this page before visiting the theatre.
NEWS & FEATURES
[Notice] Additional Ticket Sales following the Lifting of Audience Size Limits & Tickets for the Performances from November Onwards
[COVID-19] Our Prevention Plan and Request to Our Patrons
Cast change : Johann STRAUSSⅡ's "Die Fledermaus" (29 Nov. - 6 Dec, 2020)
Afternoon of the last day of the year. Gabriel von Eisenstein, staying with his wife Rosalinde at their villa outside Vienna, is angry: a mistake by his attorney is about to land him in jail. But at the urging of his friend Dr. Falke, he is secretly headed that evening for a ball at Prince Orlofsky's mansion, giving his wife the pretext that he is turning himself in at the jail.
At the elegant ball, following Falke's instructions, Einstein has disguised himself as someone else; he flirts with a beautiful masked woman, not realizing it is his wife.
Reporting to jail the next morning, Einstein accuses Rosalinde, who has also come running to the jail, of adultery. But she pulls out the watch he had given the masked woman the night before, and he is caught red-handed. Falke, the mastermind of this farce, now appears, and there is a grand finale-blaming it all on champagne.
CREATIVE TEAM & CAST
Conductor: Christopher FRANKLIN
Production: Heinz ZEDNIK
Set and Costume Design: Olaf ZOMBECK
Choreographer: Maria Luise JASKA
Lighting Design: TATSUTA Yuji
Gabriel von Eisenstein: Daniel SCHMUTZHARD
Rosalinde: Astrid KESSLER
Frank: Piotr MICINSKI
Prinz Orlofsky: Aigul AKHMETSHINA
Alfred: MURAKAMI Kota
Dr. Falke: Ludwig MITTELHAMMER
Adele: Maria NAZAROVA
Dr. Blind: OKUBO Mitsuya
Frosch: Peter Gössner
Ida: HIRAI Kaori
Chorus: New National Theatre Chorus
Ballet: TOKYO CITY BALLET
Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
- CREATIVE TEAM
Gabriel von Eisenstein
Piotr MICINSKIPrinz Orlofsky
MURAKAMI KotaDr. Falke
Booking Opens: 2020 Oct 25 (Sun) 10:00
*Following the easing of government guideline concerning capacity, the tickets will be sold for all seats as normal (except the seats in rows 1-3 on the 1st Floor). (Update on the 24th of September)
*Please note that further changes or cancellations may be required as the coronavirus situation develops or to comply with requests from the Government.
Booking Z seats (Day tickets) 1,650 yen
You are able to purchase Z seat tickets online from 10:00 am. Click "BUY TICKETS" next to "Z" under each performance information. There is a handling charge of ¥330 (incl. tax).
Only when seats allocated as Z seat are still available 2 hours before the show starts, you are able to purchase these tickets at the Box Office of the theatre. Note that all Z seats are on a first come, first served basis and will come with restricted views.
Under 15s discounts and Z seats (Day Tickets) are available online. Other types of discount tickets are not available online. Please inquire at the Box Office or by telephone.
- No admittance to pre-school children. Each child older than this age requires a ticket for entry, even when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- In case you correspond to the conditions as mentioned on this page or if you choose not to attend the performance due to prevent infection, please be sure to call the New National Theatre, Tokyo Box Office in advance.
At that point, we will tell you the Refund method.
- A special discount price is available for disabled guests. Please inquire at the Box Office for details.
- Users of wheelchairs are requested to contact the Box Office.