Ballet & Dance


2006/2007 Season Opera


<Opera in 4 Acts>
<Sung in Italian with Japanese Supertitles>


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Conductor : Maurizio Barbacini
Production : Emilio Sagi
Scenery and Costume Design : Llorens Corbella
Lighting Design : Isono Mutsumi

Donna Leonora : Indra Thomas
Don Alvaro : Mizuguchi Satoshi
Don Carlo : Vladimir Chernov
Preziosilla : Hayashi Michiko
Padre Guardiano : Tsumaya Hidekazu
Fra Melitone : Hare Masahiko
Il Marchese di Calatrava : Ono Kazuhiko
Curra : Suzuki Ryoko
Mastro Trabuco : Kamoshita Minoru
Un Alcade : Tang Jun Bo
Un Chirurgo : Okubo Mitsuya
Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra : Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

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Doors will open 45 minutes before the opening of the performance.
Approximate running time : 3 hours 30 minutes

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Price(yen) 21,000 15,750 10,500 6,300 3,150 1,500

A revival of Verdi's masterpiece, with its famous overture and grand human drama A tragic masterpiece depicting the two men and a woman as they are swept by a cruel and capricious fate towards a blood-drenched conclusion. Verdi's dramatic and beautiful score works with the libretto to relate with eloquence a story that unfolds at a dizzying pace. The highly realized overture is justly famous, and often performed independently. The production is based on the revised version first performed at La Scala in Milan [in 1869], subsequent to the opera's debut at the Bolshoi Theatre in St. Petersburg.


Spain, in a time of civil war. Leonora, daughter of the Marchese di Calatrava, attempts to elope with her lover, Don Alvaro, but they are discovered by her father the Marchese, who will not consent to their relationship. Don Alvaro throws his pistol to the ground to show he will not resist, but it goes off, fatally wounding the Marchese, who dies cursing his daughter. The couple flee, pursued by Leonora's brother Don Carlo, who has vowed to avenge his father's death. Leonora enters a convent. Don Alvaro, whose flight takes him to the front lines of the civil war, saves the life of an officer, and the two pledge brotherhood, at first failing to recognize each other. But the officer, who is Don Carlo, discovers Don Alvaro's true identity, and challenges him to a duel, in which Don Carlo is mortally wounded. At this point Leonora appears, but her brief moment of happiness at reunion with Don Alvaro is destroyed when Don Carlo summons his last dying strength to run her through with his sword.
<Conductor> <Production>
Maurizio Barbacini Emilio Sagi
Maurizio Barbacini Emilio Sagi

Indra Thomas Mizuguchi Satoshi Vladimir Chernov
(Donna Leonora)
Indra Thomas
(Don Alvaro)
Mizuguchi Satoshi
(Don Carlo)
Vladimir Chernov

Hayashi Michiko Tsumaya Hidekazu Hare Masahiko
Hayashi Michiko
(Padre Guardiano)
Tsumaya Hidekazu
(Fra Melitone)
Hare Masahiko

Ono Kazuhiko Kamoshita Minoru Okubo Mitsuya
(Il Marchese di Calatrava)
Ono Kazuhiko
(Mastro Trabuco)
Kamoshita Minoru
(Un Chirurgo)
Okubo Mitsuya

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