Ballet & Dance

Cosi  fan tutte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Così fan tutte

<Opera in 2 Acts>
<sung in Italian with Japanese supertitles>

21 Mon (3pm) / 23 Wed (6:30pm) / 25 Fri (7pm) / 27 Sun (3pm) / 29 Tue (2pm) / 31 Thu (6:30pm)
March 2005


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Music by : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by : Lorenzo da Ponte
Conductor : Dan Ettinger
Production : Kornelia Repschläger
Scenery and Costume Design : Davide Pizzigoni
Lighting Design : Isono Mutsumi
Stage Manager : Osawa Hiroshi
Chorus Master : Misawa Hirofumi
Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra : The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Presented by : New National Theatre, Tokyo

Fiordiligi : Veronique Gens
Dorabella : Nancy Fabiola Herrera
Despina : Nakajima Akiko
Ferrando : Gregory Turay *
Guglielmo : Rudolf Rosen
Don Alfonso : Bernd Weikl
*John Ken Nuzzo,who was originally to perform the role of Ferrando, is unable to perform. Alternatively, Gregory Turay is taking his place. Please refer to New National Theatre News.

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Doors will open 45 minutes before the opening of the performance.
Approximate running time: 3 hours, 15 minutes with 1 intermission

  Available from Sunday 30 January , 2005 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)

TICKET PRICES (with tax)
Ranks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Z
Price(yen) 21,000 18,900 15,750 13,650 10,500 7,350 6,300 3,150 1,500
*Rank 8: Sold at the NNTT Box Office and all Ticket Pia outlets on the performance date only. Up to 2 tickets per person. No phone reservations. *Seat Z: Sold to students only at some Ticket Pia outlets on the day before the performance. Any tickets not sold by the performance date will be released to the general public at the NNTT Box Office and some Ticket Pia outlets. One ticket per person. No phone reservations. Students must bring a valid student ID. *Same day student tickets (50% off Ranks 1 - 7): Sold at the NNTT Box Office and some Ticket Pia outlets on the performance date. One ticket per person. No phone reservations. Students must bring a valid student ID.

*Opera House Ticket Prices & Seating Plan

Do all women behave like this?
An ensemble of popular singers will superbly play women with a wavering heart.

handbill [Cosi fan tutte]
Together with Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro, Così Fan Tutte (All Women Behave Like This) is the last of what is known as Mozart’s Da Ponte trilogy. Behind the simple comedy in which two pairs of lovers swap their partners is a sharp insight into the subtleties of the feelings of men and women, as well as the true nature of human beings and their foolishness. Well-balanced elegant ensembles, including duets, trios, quartets and quintets, which express a mixture of delicate sentiments, could be said to be the ultimate in Mozartian opera. Fine music that cleanses the soul of the listener permeates the entire opera.
Repschläger’s direction will reveal perilous shifts in morality while following the delicately changing sentiments of the characters. The scenery designer is Davide Pizzigoni, a multi-talented designer, who will work for this opera following last year’s Tales from Spain. In addition to the beautiful, elaborate stage designs, the audience can enjoy how the lovers will disguise themselves, a theatrically important point in the opera. The gorgeous cast of singers, who are highly popular with the NNTT’s audiences, will be brought together to sing the six major roles. The two sisters will be sung by Veronique Gens, who is often called the leading Mozart singer today, and Fabiola Herrera, who left a vivid impression on the audience as Carmen this past summer. Despina, a maid and an instructor in the ways of love, will be sung by Nakajima Akiko, a talented soprano, who performed well as Susanna. As their lovers, Rudolf Rosen will appear at the NNTT again and Gregory Turay, who is a new star of the Metropolitan Opera, will appear for the first time. And Bernd Weikl, who showed his fully developed singing techniques as Falstaff, will play the role of Don Alfonso, a philosopher. Dan Ettinger, a young conductor and Barenboim’s favorite student, who created an elaborate ensemble for Falstaff, will lead Mozart’s delicate music. Look forward to a quality performance, which the NNTT believes will impress even serious opera fans with a discerning eye.


The officers Guglielmo and Ferrando are engaged to the beautiful sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, respectively. Persuaded by the wise old philosopher Don Alfonso, the two officers decide to test the fidelity of their sweethearts. They pretend that they have been ordered away by their regiment and bid the sisters a false farewell. Later, disguised as Albanians, the two men court Fiordiligi and Dorabella passionately. The two girls weaken little by little to the Albanians’ various advances. First, Dorabella yields to her sister’s fiancé Guglielmo, and finally, Fiordiligi also succumbs to Ferrando after much resistance. When a double wedding for the two new couples is being arranged, a military march suddenly signals the return of the army.

<Conductor> <Production> <Scenery and Costume Design>
Dan Ettinger Kornelia Repschläger Davide Pizzigoni
<Main Cast>
Veronique Gens Nancy Fabiola Herrera Nakajima Akiko
Gregory Turay Rudolf Rosen Bernd Weikl

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