Ballet & Dance


New National Theatre, Tokyo <KIDS OPERA>


<Opera in 1 Act in Japanese language>
After the music drama "Der Ring des Nibelungen"
by Richard Wagner


Stage Photos

Arrangement & Conductor : Misawa Hirofumi
Libretto & Production : Matthias von Stegmann
Scenery Design : Horio Yukio
Costume Design : Hibino Kozue
Lighting Design : Isono Mutsumi
Produced by : New National Theatre, Tokyo
Co-sponsored by : ASAHI SHIMBUN

  11:30 3:00
Brünnhilde Nakamura Eri Takahashi Tomoko
Siegfried Idane Yasuhiko Obara Keiroh
Wotan Maiya Takehiko Hohsino Jun
Waldvogel Naono Yoko Kushima Kanae
Fafner Mine Shigeki Shimura Fumihiko
Die drei Rheintöchter / Drei Walküren Kurosawa Akiko / Maeda Yuka / Suzuki Ryoko Oguro Mikayo / Masuda Yumi / Sasaki Masako

25 26 27
Fri Sat Sun
11:30am X X X
3:00pm X X X
Doors will open 30 minutes before the opening of the performance.
Approximate running time: 1 hour

  Available from Sunday 27 April, 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)
All Seats Reserved: ¥ 2,100
- Kids Opera is a performance of opera for elementary and junior high school students and accompanying adults. Please refrain from taking children aged less than four with you or allowing them to enter the theatre.
- Please buy one ticket per child.
- Tickets may not be available for certain days of performance.
- No discounts apply to these tickets.

handbill [Communications]


The Valkyries, informed by the sound of a siren that Fafner is in battle, rush to the site of fighting. Brünnhilde faces Fafner with Nothung, her father Wotan’s sword, but the sword is broken. Wotan then appears and drives away Fafner. Infuriated at the sight of the sword that has been broken into two pieces, however, he sentences Brünnhilde to a long sleep as punishment. Nothung is a sacred sword that shows its power only in the hands of a dauntless hero. Siegfried, who is traveling aimlessly, is shown a picture of sleeping Brünnhilde by Waldvogel and soon falls in love with her. He makes up his mind to wake her up. And together with a small bird, he heads for the Rhine to obtain the mysterious ring that is possessed by the Rhinemaidens with the aim of dedicating it to Brünnhilde. The ring has been stolen by Fafner, however. Wotan appears in front of the disheartened Siegfried. The ruler of the gods regrets that he has inflicted too harsh a penalty on his daughter. The bird introduces the two to each other. Wotan recognizes immediately that Siegfried is no ordinary young man, and handing the fragments of his sword to Siegfried, he secretly expects something...

One of nine Valkyries, daughters of Erda and Wotan. She has Wotan’s important sword Nothung shattered and is put to long sleep as punishment.

A brave young man who wanders various countries. Found by Wotan when he is seeking the Ring, he re-tempers Nothung and leaves for an adventure.


Profoundly intelligent father of Brünnhilde. He puts Brünnhilde, who broke her promise, to sleep but firmly believes that Siegfried is just the hero who will awaken his daughter.


Mysterious creature which brings Siegfried and Brünnhilde together and invites them to adventure.

Rough villain. He takes away the Rhine gold and uses the Tarnhelm to transform himself into a huge dragon.

Die drei Rheintöchter

Water nymphs living at the bottom of the Rhine. They protect the Rhine gold.

Drei Walküren

Sisters of Brünnhilde. Their mission is to work for Wotan.

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