Ballet & Dance


2007/2008 Season Opera

Carl Maria von Weber :DER FREISCHÜTZ

<Opera in 3 Acts>
<Sung in German with Japanese supertitles>


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Conductor : Dan Ettinger
Production : Matthias von Stegmann
Scenery Design : Horio Yukio
Costume Design : Hibino Kozue
Lighting Design : Sawada Yuji

Ottokar : Oshima Ikuo
Kuno : Hirano Tadahiko
Agathe : Edith Haller
Ännchen : Julia Bauer
Kaspar : Bjarni Thor Kristinsson
Max : Alfons Eberz
Ein Eremit : Tsumaya Hidekazu
Kilian : Yamashita Koji
Samiel : Ikeda Naoki
Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra : Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

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

  Available from Saturday 19 January, 2008 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) 23,100 18,900 12,600 7,350 4,200 1,500
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A tale of hunters and the forest. What will happen to a love sought with a magic bullet?

During the period when Italian opera swept all before it, the appearance of this work, set in a German forest and taking the form of a Singspiel (a German musical drama with spoken parts in addition to the singing) was a radical innovation. With this monumental work of German Romanticism, its composer has come to be regarded as the founder of German opera. The dramatic orchestration was a major influence on both Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss, and the chorales, given as much weight in this composition as the arias, make for splendid listening. Conducted by Dan Ettinger, who has demonstrated his outstanding talents at the New National Theatre Tokyo, you are sure to enjoy this woodland romance.


The seventeenth century, in the forests of Bohemia. The young hunter Max is in love with Agathe, daughter of the chief warden of the forest. If he can win a marksmanship competition he will have Agathe’s hand in marriage and succeed her father as warden, but his shooting is off. Kaspar, a hunter who has sold his soul to the Devil, convinces Max to use magic bullets in the competition, which he receives at midnight in the Wolf’s Glen. At the competition, with the Prince presiding, the Devil’s will ensures that Max’s final bullet fells Kaspar. Max confesses the secret of the magic bullets to the Prince, who is about to banish him from the realm, but a hermit who has been witness to all the proceedings intervenes on his behalf, and the Prince relents and forgives Max.

<Conductor> <Production>
Dan Ettinger Matthias von Stegmann
Dan Ettinger Matthias von Stegmann

Oshima Ikuo Hirano Tadahiko Edith Haller Julia Bauer
Oshima Ikuo
Hirano Tadahiko
Edith Haller
Julia Bauer

Bjarni Thor Kristinsson Alfons Eberz Tsumaya Hidekazu Yamashita Koji Ikeda Naoki
Bjarni Thor Kristinsson
Alfons Eberz
(Ein Eremit)
Tsumaya Hidekazu
Yamashita Koji
Ikeda Naoki

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