Ballet & Dance

Opera in 3 Acts (Sung in Russian with Japanese Supertitles)

Based on the novel by : Alezandr Pushkin
Libretto by : Konstantin Shilovsky / Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Music by : Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Artictic Director : Kiyoshi Igarashi
Conductor : Stefano Ranzani
Stage Directors : Boris Pokrovsky / Vera Karpachova
Scenery : Valery Levental
Lighting Designer : Mikhail Sokolov
Stage Manager : Takahiro Sugahara
Chorus Master : Hiroshi Sato
Assistant Conductors : Kazuhiko Sakamoto / Katsuhiko Abe / Yuji Wakabayashi
Assistant Stage Directors : Tatsuji Iwata / Kuniko Maekawa
Cooperation : The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of the Russia
Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus / Fujiwara Opera Chorus Group
Orchestra : Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Presented by : New National Theatre, Tokyo / Japan Opera Foundation

October to November, 2000

Monday 30

Thursday 2 Friday 3 Sunday 5 Tuesday 7 Wednesday
Tatyana Galina Gorchakova X X   X   X
Taemi Kohama     X   X  
Onegin Roberto Servile X   X X   X
Ikuo Oshima   X     X  
Lensky Zoran Tdorovich X   X X   X
Hiroshi Mochiki   X     X  
Olga Irina Romishevskaya X X   X   X
Naomi Nagata     X   X  
Prince Gremin Paata Burchuladze X   X X   X
Yasuhiro Sato   X     X  
Larina Aiko Kori X X   X X  
Kyoko Moriyama     X     X
Filipyevna Michiko Taguchi X X   X   X
Megumi Kono     X   X  
Zaretsky Katsuji Miura X   X   X  
Masumi Kubota   X   X   X
Triquet Ken Matsuura X   X   X  
Kazuhiro Tsunoda   X   X   X
Captain Yasushi Nakamura X X X X X X

October to November, 2000 Monday 30 Thursday 2 Friday 3 Sunday 5 Tuesday 7 Wednesday 8
3:00pm     X X    
6:30pm X X     X X
Doors will open 60 minutes before the opening of the performance.
Talented music scholars and critics will present small lectures on this opera. They take place 45 minutes before the curtain time.

Type Seat S Seat A Seat B Seat C Seat D Seat E
Price ¥21,000 ¥17,850 ¥13,650 ¥10,500 ¥6,300 ¥3,150
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 (10:00am-6:00pm)
Seat Z(¥1,500) is sold only on the performance day at the Box Office and a part of Ticket Pia Offices.

EUGENE ONEGINEnjoy a high-caliber, dazzling performance of the first Russian opera to be presented by the New National Theatre, Tokyo(NNTT).
Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky (1840-93), who is well known for his symphonies and ballet music written with bravura orchestration, also left important works in the operatic field. In particular, "Eugene Onegin", the first Russian work in the NNTT repertoire, is a Russian operatic masterpiece comparable to Boris Godunov by Modest P. Mussorgsky. Tchaikovsky viewed the complicated relationships among the characters as determined by fate and portrayed these relationships with elaborate and dynamic music, making a strong impression on the audience. In addition, the stage setting and costume brought from the Bolshoy Theatre, as well as the gorgeous cast of powerful singers, including Galina Gorchakova, should not be missed.

Russia in the 1820s. Tatyana, daughter of Larina, a landowner in a farming village, is strongly attracted to Onegin, who came with Lensky, sweetheart of her sister, Olga. She confesses her growing love for Onegin in a letter to him; however, he rejects her. One night, while a ball is in progress at Larina's house, Onegin dances only with Olga, inviting the jealousy of Lensky. This develops into a duel and Onegin kills Lensky. With a heart of atonement, Onegin starts on a wandering journey. After years have gone by, Onegin reappears in front of Tatyana, who is now a princess and is highly celebrated in fashionable society. Now, in contrast to his previous behavior, he confesses his passionate love to her. But Tatyana no longer accepts his love.