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MURAKAMI Kota Replaces Luciano GANCI in MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the New National Theatre, Tokyo


Performances run from 5-12 December.

MURAKAMI Kota Replaces Luciano GANCI in MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the New National Theatre, Tokyo

Due to the Japanese government's travelling restrictions from overseas, Luciano GANCI has withdrawn from singing the role of Pinkerton for Madama Butterfly from 5-12 December.
MURAKAMI Kota will take on this role.

Set in Meiji period Nagasaki and punctuated with vibrant melodies such as the well-known aria "Un bel dì, vedremo", Puccini's Madama Butterfly is known and loved around the world. The Japan depicted by Puccini, who had never actually set foot in the country, feels real and we can only marvel at his deep insight and imagination. The NNTT production directed by KURIYAMA Tamiya casts a sharp eye on the social background of the story, especially Japan's relationship with America at the time. No matter how many times you have seen it, you will find something new in this outstanding production.

The title role will be performed by NAKAMURA Eri, whose career has taken her from the NNT Opera Studio to the world stage. She has gone from strength to strength, mesmerising audiences with her dramatic expression and honed technique. Opera fans the world over are looking forward to her appearance at the Opera Palace in this highly anticipated role. Alongside NAKAMURA's Cho-cho-san, two gifted singers will perform Americans; MURAKAMI Kota in the role of Pinkerton and Andrea BORGHINI in the role of Sharpless. Expectations are high for conductor SHIMONO Tatsuya returns to the podium following his success with Silence in 2015.

Please note that tickets will not be refunded.
You can find out more about Madama Butterfly by clicking here.

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