Cast Change of 2004/2005 season Opera
"Cavalleria Rusticana / I Pagliacci"

As regards to the opera performances of "Cavalleria Rusticana / I Pagliacci" to be staged from Thursday 9 September 2004 at Opera House, New National Theatre Tokyo, Sergej Larin, who originally was to perform the role of Canio of the opera "I Pagliacci", is unable to perform due to his physical condition. Alternatively, Giuseppe Giacomini is going to take his place.
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Sergej Larin has been admitted to hospital for long term medical treatment and is therefore not able to sing the role of Canio in the opening premiere of I Pagliacci. All our wishes for a speedy and complete recovery to this outstanding artist.
The role of Canio for the opening premiere of the season 04/05 will be taken over by one of the leading Italian tenors, with the most beautiful voice of the century, Giuseppe Giacomini. Mr Giacomini, is very much looking forward to coming back to Tokyo, after being away too long. The New National Theater is very grateful to this great artist to accept our invitation in such a short notice.

Thomas Novohradsky