RIGOLETTO is Now Playing at New National Theatre, Tokyo

Performances run through 3 June

By: May. 30, 2023
RIGOLETTO is Now Playing at New National Theatre, Tokyo

This season sees the new production of Verdi's mid-career masterpiece Rigoletto. This heart-breaking story unfolds around Rigoletto, the court jester, his beautiful and innocent daughter Gilda, and a womaniser noble Il Duca di Mantova. The score has numerous familiar pieces, including "La donna è mobile", "Caro nome" and "Cortigliani, vil razza dannata", and the quartetto "Bella figlia dell'amore" in Act 3.

This production by Emilio Sagi was co-produced between the ABAO Bilbao Opera and São Carlos National Theatre and was also performed at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia. It is a highly successful, contemporary look at this drama and exposing the characters' pathos.

The title role is performed by Roberto FRONTALI, a renowned Verdi baritone. The role of Gilda is performed by the highly acclaimed coloratura soprano Hasmik TOROSYAN, who attracted our audience with her charming performance of Norina in Don Pasquale (2019). Iván AYÓN RIVAS makes his house debut as Il Duca, having previously performed the role in Florence, Rome and Torino. With Italian maestro Maurizio BENINI taking up the baton, this promises to be a performance opera fans will not want to miss.


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Review: ALEGRÍA BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL at Morinomiya Big Top [Osaka]

The world-renowned circus entertainment group, Cirque du Soleil, presents their legendary show 'ALEGRíA,' which is an all-time Cirque du Soleil classic reimagined for a new generation to fall in love with. With flying trapezes, the  fire knife dance, aerials, their true ability’s acrobats, and more, this show step towards resuming international performances after the pandemic.

公演レポート:シルク・ドゥ・ソレイユ「アレグリア-新たなる光-� Photo

世界最高峰のサーカス・エンターテインメント集団 シルク・ドゥ・ソレイユ。シルク史上最も愛された伝説のショー「アレグリア-新たなる光-」が更なる進化を遂げて蘇る。フライングトラピス(空中ブランコ)、ファイヤーナイフ・ダンス、エアリアル、真骨頂のアクロバットなどで、'アレグリア(=歓喜)'らしくパンデミック後の海外公演再開の一歩を踏み出した。

独占インタビュー: シルク・ドゥ・ソレイユ「アレグリア-新たなる Photo
独占インタビュー: シルク・ドゥ・ソレイユ「アレグリア-新たなる光-」舞台監督エマ・ホーバス


Review: MUSICAL BEETLEJUICE at Osaka Shochikuza Photo
Review: MUSICAL 'BEETLEJUICE' at Osaka Shochikuza

What did our critic think of MUSICAL 'BEETLEJUICE' at Osaka Shochikuza?Musical 'BEETLEJUiCE': A musical based on film works by director Tim Burton, known for movies such as 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.' It premiered on Broadway in 2019 and garnered significant attention, receiving Tony Award nominations in 8 categories including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. In 2021, it was also performed in South Korea, and a North American tour started in 2022. In Japan, it stars Jesse from SixTONES and is directed by Yuichi Fukuda.

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