Ballet & Dance

Opera in 4 Acts (Sung in Italian with Japanese Supertitles)

Libretto by : Salvatore Cammarano
Music by : Giuseppe Verdi
Artistic Director : Kiyoshi Igarashi
Conductor : Daniel Oren
Stage Director : Alberto Fassini
Set & Costume Designer : William Orlandi
Lighting Designer : Mutsumi Isono
Chorus Master : Mitsugi Oikawa
Choreographer : Marta Ferri
Stage Manager : Takahiro Sugahara
Assistant Stage Directors : Joseph Lee / Michiko Taguchi / Yasuko Sawada
Assistant Conductors : Hiroshi Sato / Masahiro Ozaki / Keiji Sudo
Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus / Nikikai Chorus Group
Orchestra : The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Presented by : New National Theatre, Tokyo

January 2001

Monday 15

Wednesday 17 Friday 19 Sunday 21 Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24
Leonora Fiorenza Cedolins X X   X   X
Yoshimi Tatsuno     X   X  
Manrico Vladimir Galouzine X   X X   X
Dario Volonte   X     X  
Il Conte di Luna Ambrogio Maestri X   X X   X
Yasuo Horiuchi   X     X  
Azucena Elizabetta Fiorillo X X   X X  
Masami Fujikawa     X     X
Ferrando Kang-Liang Peng X   X   X  
Tatsuya Tajima   X   X   X
Ines Kyoko Moriyama X   X     X
Satomi Kano   X   X X  
Ruiz Kazuhiro Tsunoda X   X     X
Satoshi Chubachi   X   X X  
Un veccio zingaro Shigeki Tani X   X   X  
Shigeki Mine   X   X   X
Un messo Kazunori Ikemoto X   X   X  
Toshiaki Murakami   X   X   X

January 2001 Monday 15 Wednesday 17 Friday 19 Sunday 21 Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24
3:00pm       X    
6:30pm X X X   X X
Doors will open 60 minutes before the opening of the performance.
Small lectures on this opera will be presented 45 minutes before the curtain time.

Available from Saturday 23 September, 2000 at 10:00am.
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 (10:00am-6:00pm).
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Websites.(Japanese only)

Type Seat S Seat A Seat B Seat C Seat D Seat E
Price ¥23,100 ¥18,900 ¥14,700 ¥11,500 ¥7,350 ¥4,200
Seat Z(¥1,500) is sold only on the performance day at the Box Office and a part of Ticket Pia Offices.

IL_TROVATORE"Il Trovatore" uses the enthralling power of song to depict a story of terrifying revenge and tragic love.
Both soloists and chorus particularly in this Opera are well worth a close listen.
Verdi's operas often feature heroes and heroines at the mercy of brutal fate as well as scenes of bloody murders, but the tale of "Il Trovatore" is particularly gruesome. On the other hand, the music for this opera is extremely beautiful and "Il Trovatore" ranks as one of Verdi's outstanding works for the luxurious feast for the ears that it offers. We look forward to enjoying the vocal performances that the energetic conductor Daniel Oren will draw out from the varied cast of singers.
Count di Luna is in love with Leonora, a lady-in-waiting to the queen, but she loves Manrico, a troubadour in disguise. Also, di Luna has been searching for his long-lost younger brother but to no avail. Azucena, an old gypsy woman and Manrico's mother, had many years ago kidnapped the count's younger brother because her mother was burnt at the stake by the count's father, and even while raising the younger brother has been looking for a chance to avenge her mother's death. Both Azucena and Manrico are eventually arrested by di Luna, but Leonora earnestly begs the count to save Manrico, offering herself in exchange. Although the count consents to her earnest request, Leonora kills herself by taking poison before he can satisfy his desire. In a fit of rage, di Luna orders Manrico's execution. Witnessing Manrico's death, Azucena shrieks, "He was your brother! You are avenged, O mother!" Then she falls lifeless.