Cast Change of 2005/2006 season Opera
"Andrea Chénier"

As regards to the opera performances of "Andrea Chénier" to be staged from 20 November to 5 December 2005 at Opera House, New National Theatre Tokyo, Carlos Alvalez, who originally was to perform the role of Carlo Gérard is unable to perform due to his physical consition. Alternatively, Sergei Leiferkus is going to take his place. Ticket refund is available from 10 November until each performance day at the Box Office, New National Theatre, Tokyo.

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To our greatest despair Carlos Alvarez has been forced to cancel his appearance in the role as Gerard of the opera Andrea Chénier due to a severe virus infection. He and his doctors tried their best to cure the sickness as fast as possible, but the recovery will take much more time. From the bottom of his heart he apologizes to the audience for causing such inconvenience with his sickness.

The part of Carlo Gerard will be taken over by the world famous baritone Sergei Leiferkus, who made it possible to come on short notice even though his schedule was very tight. New National Theatre Tokyo is very grateful for his great friendship and his respect to the audience of Japan and this theatre.
We are all looking forward to an outstanding premiere of Andrea Chénier.

New National Theatre Tokyo
Artistic Director Opera

Thomas Novoharadsky