Music by Gioachino ROSSINI
Opera in 2 Acts
Sung in Italian with English and Japanese surtitles
The Opening of the Agency for Cultural Affairs,
the 76th National Arts Festival
1 Oct - 13 Oct, 2021 ( 6 Performances )
Running time is 3 hours and 15 mins with one interval.
2021/2022 Season will open with a new production of the bel canto opera masterpiece, "La Cenerentola". This opera buffa is one of the most admired piece by the Italian greatest composer Gioachino ROSSINI, and is an opera version of the familiar Cinderella story. This masterpiece is brimming with all the appeal of the composer, from the delightful ensembles and the richly ornate arias to the swelling climax with agilita. Angelina's aria "Naqui all'affano, al pianto" in the final act is a magnificent mezzo-soprano aria and is often performed on its own.
The production is directed by AGUNI Jun, one of the best directors at interpreting Italian operas. The title role of Angelina is performed by WAKIZONO Aya, who is based in Italy and whose talent further blossoms with the passing of the years. Don Ramiro is performed by the talented Rossini singer René BARBERA, who appeared with WAKIZONO in "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" in 2020. In the role of Don Magnifico is the famous basso-buffo, Alessandro CORBELLI, while Alidoro is performed by Gabriele SAGONA, who has been acclaimed for many bel canto roles. Expectations are high for this sparkling ensemble. Bel Canto opera has been becoming a popular genre at NNTT year by year, and "La Cenerentola" conveys the sheer pleasure of opera as it opens the new season.
* Please note that there might be changes depending on the Covid-19 situation.
[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.
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NEWS & FEATURES
Interview: WAKIZONO Aya on "La Cenerentola"
Interview: AGUNI Jun on "La Cenerentola"
Cast change : La Cenerentola (1-13 Oct)
ACT I. At Don Magnifico’s house. Angelina (also known as Cenerentola) is treated like a slave by her sisters-in-law, Clorinda and Tisbe. She gives water and food to a beggar who comes to the door. The beggar is really prince Ramiro’s tutor Alidoro in disguise. Prince Ramiro, in disguise as his valet, arrives at the house. He sees Angelina and he instantly falls in love with her. Ramiro’s servant, Dandini, then arrives and is introduced as the prince, and he invites the sisters to the ball. Angelina pleads with her stepfather, Magnifico, to let her go to the ball, but he insists that she remain at home. The sisters fight over Dandini at the ball, but are taken aback by the beautiful mysterious woman (who is Angelina).
ACT II. Inside the castle. Prince Dandini declares his love for Angelina, but she rejects him and says that she is in love with the prince’s valet. Upon hearing this revelation, Ramiro comes out and declares his love for her. She gives Ramiro a bracelet and tells him that he must figure out who she is, and then she disappears from the castle. Back at the house, Don Magnifico and her stepsisters insult Angelina. Prince’s carriage breaks down in front of the house in a storm, and prince Dandini enters the mansion. Ramiro soon follows, he then recognizes Angiolina by the bracelet, and he takes her back to the castle. Angelina publicly forgives Don Magnifico and her stepsisters as she sings “Nacqui all’affano...Non piu mesta” in the finale.
CREATIVE TEAM & CAST
Conductor: JOYA Masahiro
Production: AGUNI Jun
Set and Costume Design: Alessandro CIAMMARUGHI
Lighting Design: OSHIMA Masao
Choreographer: UEDA Haruka
Don Ramiro: René BARBERA
Dandini: KAMIE Hayato
Don Magnifico: Alessandro CORBELLI
Angelina: WAKIZONO Aya
Alidoro: Gabriele SAGONA
Clorinda: TAKAHASHI Nobuko
Tisbe: SAITO Junko
Chorus: New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
- CREATIVE TEAM
KAMIE HayatoDon Magnifico
Booking Opens: Sat, 28 Aug 2021, 10:00am
*The tickets will be sold for all seats as normal (except the seats in rows 1-2 on the 1st Floor).
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