Ballet & Dance


2007/2008 Season Opera

Giacomo Puccini :LA BOHÈME

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


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Conductor : Maurizio Barbacini
Production : Aguni Jun
Scenery Design : Pasquale Grossi
Costume Design : Alessandro Ciammarughi
Lighting Design : Kasahara Toshiyuki
Chorus Master : Misawa Hirofumi

Mimi : María Bayo
Rodolfo : Sano Shigehiro
Marcello : Domenico Balzani
Musetta : Shioda Minako
Schaunard : Miyamoto Masumitsu
Colline : Tsumaya Hidekazu
Benoit : Shikano Yoshiyuki
Alchindoro : Hatsukano Takeshi
Parpignol : Kuraishi Makoto
Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus
Children Chorus : TOKYO FM Boys Choir
Orchestra : Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

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Doors will open 45 minutes before the opening of the performance.

  Available from Saturday 13 October, 2007 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)
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Price(yen) 21,000 15,750 10,500 6,300 3,150 1,500
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Love shines in a Parisian garret. A bittersweet group portrait of young bohemians.

An opera of wayward youth by the master Puccini that allows one to savor the beauty of Italian opera to its fullest extent. Set in Paris at Christmastime, the opera’s musical fluency brilliantly depicts the innocent romance of two young people with dreams of the future, caught up in the lifestyle of young bohemians in the garrets of the city. Mimi will be played by the Spanish diva María Bayo, who has performed principally in Europe, while Sano Shigehiro, acclaimed worldwide for his “shining voice,” will appear in the role of Rodolfo. Have your handkerchiefs ready for the ending of this warm but bittersweet love story.


The impoverished poet Rodolfo and the painter Marcello share a garret in 1830s Paris. On Christmas Eve, Rodolfo meets his neighbor Mimi and they quickly fall in love. Meanwhile, Marcello and Musetta are reunited after a chance meeting at a cafe, causing the young companions to sing of the magnificence of love. However, concern over Mimi’s illness causes she and Rodolfo to part. Time passes and Musetta brings a dying Mimi to Rodolfo. As he holds her, Mimi silently breathes her last breath, bringing Rodolfo to bitter tears.

<Conductor> <Production>
Maurizio Barbacini Aguni Jun
Maurizio Barbacini Aguni Jun

María Bayo Sano Shigehiro Domenico Balzani Shioda Minako Miyamoto Masumitsu
María Bayo
Sano Shigehiro
Domenico Balzani
Shioda Minako
Miyamoto Masumitsu

Tsumaya Hidekazu Shikano Yoshiyuki Hatsukano Takeshi Kuraishi Makoto
Tsumaya Hidekazu
Shikano Yoshiyuki
Hatsukano Takeshi
Kuraishi Makoto

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