Ballet & Dance

The New National Theatre Tokyo The Pit Opera #10
G. Gazzaniga: Don Giovanni
Opera in 1 Act (Sung in Italian with Japanese Supertitles)

Conductor : Matsuoka Hakaru
Production : Imai Nobuaki
Artistic Director : Igarashi Kiyoshi
Libretto by : Giovanni Bertati
Music by : Giuseppe Gazzaniga
Set Designer : Suzuki Toshiro
Costume Designer : Onodera Sae
Lighting Designer : Furukawa Yasushi
Stage Manager : Murata Kensuke
Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra : New National Theatre The Pit Opera Ensemble

January 2003


Don Giovanni Ono Mitsuhiko X   X  
Uehara Masatoshi   X   X
Donna Elvira Matsubara Yuna X   X  
Inoue Yukari   X   X
Donna Anna & Ximena Seki Mariko X   X  
Yasui Yoko   X   X
Maturina Hariu Michiko X   X  
Kunimitsu Tomoko   X   X
Pasquariello Kuroki Jun X   X  
Shimura Fumihiko   X   X
Il Duca Ottavio Hayama Kosei X   X  
Tsukada Hiroyuki   X   X
Il Commendatore Kang-Liang Peng X   X  
Maiya Takehiko   X   X
Biagio Ota Naoki X   X  
Sakai Nobuhiro   X   X
Lanterna Tomokiyo Takashi X   X  
Asukai Ryo   X   X

May 2003 Thursday 15 Friday 16 Saturday 17 Sunday 18
3:00pm     X X
7:00pm X X    

Available from Sunday 23 March, 2003 at 10:00am.
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 (10:00am-6:00pm).
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Website.(Japanese only)

All Seats Reserved: ¥4,200
Seat Z(¥1,500) is sold only on the performance day at the Box Office and exclusive Ticket Pia Offices.

Don_GiovanniExplanatory Notes
The name Don Giovanni calls to mind the immortal masterpiece by Mozart premiered in Prague in October 1787, but there is another Don Giovanni, which was first performed in February of the same year in Venice. The libretto was written by Giovanni Bertati, who was also a librettist for Domenico Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto as well as other operas, and it includes characters who do not appear in Mozart's work. It is interesting to see how Guiseppe Gazzaniga, a popular composer of the time, depicted the love life of the young nobleman much given to seduction.

Having failed to seduce Donna Anna, Don Giovanni kills her father, the Commendatore, who had rushed to the site after hearing her shouts for help. Even after this incident, he never alters his conduct and continues to seduce Donna Ximena, Maturina, and other women. When he is having dinner at his own home, however, a stone statue of the Commendatore appears and throws him into the flames of hell.