Music by Giacomo PUCCINI
Opera in 3 Acts
Sung in Italian with English and Japanese surtitles
The performance on 25, 31 January, there will be some school groups.
As of the 14th Jan., the opening time of night performance on 3rd Feb. was changed.
The performance starts at 17:00 instead of 19:00.
23 Jan. - 3 Feb., 2021 ( 5 Performances )
Running time is approx. 3 hours including intervals
Italian director Antonello MADAU-DIAZ's highly popular production of Puccini's Tosca returns to the NNTT. His visually spectacular staging, especially in the "Te Deum" scene in Act I, vividly evokes the atmosphere of turn of the nineteenth century Rome where the tragedy of the doomed lovers Tosca and Cavaradossi takes place.
The opera is full of vocal highlights including Cavaradossi's ardent romanza "Recondita armonia", Tosca's heart-felt prayer "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore" and Cavaradossi's farewell song, "E lucevan le stele", and Puccini's music maintains the dramatic tension right to the climactic final scene.
The role of Tosca will be performed by up-and-coming soprano Chiara ISOTTON, who has been earning a name for herself in this role. Cavaradossi will be played by the globally prominent and popular tenor Francesco MELI. Taking up the baton will be Daniele CALLEGARI, a stalwart in the world of Italian opera.
*Please note that we will modify a part of the original production into "A New Normal " style version.
*Cast changes may be required depend on the Japanese government's travelling restrictions from overseas.
[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
Concerning January and February performances in line with the state-of-emergency declaration (Update on 14 Jan.)
[COVID-19] Our Prevention Plan and Request to Our Patrons
The setting is Rome, June 1800 - a period of power struggle between Republicans and Royalists. Republican Angelotti escapes prison and seeks help from his friend, the painter Cavaradossi who is painting in the church. Soon after, his lover and celebrated singer Tosca arrives. She is jealous of the woman represented in his painting, but they promise to meet later and she leaves. While Cavaradossi takes Angelotti to his villa, the police chief Scarpia arrives at the church in search for the fugitive. He tricks Tosca into leading the police to Cavaradossi and Angelotti.
Cavaradossi is captured and brought in to Scarpia. Tosca is also summoned to his study and when she hears Cavaradossi being tortured in the next room, she reveals Angelotti's hiding place. Tosca pleads for Cavaradossi and Scarpia agrees to release him if she would give herself to him. She reluctantly submits, but as he finishes writing her a safe-conduct pass, she stabs him to death.
At dawn the next morning, as Cavaradossi awaits execution at the Castel Sant'Angelo, Tosca appears and explains the mock execution and tells him how she killed Scarpia. When the squad fires, Cavaradossi falls. Tosca rushes to him but discovers that Scarpia had betrayed her, and before she is arrested for his murder, she leaps from the battlements.
CREATIVE TEAM & CAST
Conductor: Daniele CALLEGARI
Production: Antonello MADAU-DIAZ
Set Design: KAWAGUCHI Naoji
Costume Design: Pier Luciano CAVALLOTTI
Lighting Design: OKUHATA Yasuo
Tosca: Chiara ISOTTON
Cavaradossi: Francesco MELI
Scarpia: Dario SOLARI
Angelotti: KUBOTA Masumi
Spoletta: IMAO Shigeru
Sciarrone: OTSUKA Hiroaki
Il Sagrestano: SHIMURA Fumihiko
Chorus: New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra: Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
- CREATIVE TEAM
Booking for the performances on 23, 25, 28, 31 Jan. Opens: 2020 12 Dec. (Sat) 10:00
Booking for the performances on 3 Feb. Opens: 2021 22 Jan. (Fri) 10:00
For all other performances, ticket sales ended for those performances which have exceeded 50% of the overall seating capacity as of 6 pm, January 11th. Performances which have not reached 50% of overall capacity will continue until they reach 50%.
(Update on the 14th of January)
*The tickets are sold for all seats as normal (except the seats in rows 1-3 on the 1st Floor). (Update on the 24th of September)
*Ticket for performance on 3 Feb. is valid even if the opening time has been changed.
Patrons who wish to cancel their tickets will receive a refund. We will contact the patron individually regarding the details.
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 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.
*Day tickets (including Z seats) will be sold only for performances which have not reached 50% overall seating capacity. (Update on the 13th of January)
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.
*Please note that further changes or cancellations may be required as the coronavirus situation develops or to comply with requests from the Government.
- 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.