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: 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.

公演レポート: ミュージカル「ビートルジュース」 Photo
公演レポート: ミュージカル「ビートルジュース」

ミュージカル「ビートルジュース」:「チャーリーとチョコレート工場」(2005年)などで知られるティム・バートン監督の映画作品を原作としたミュージカル作品。 2019年にブロードウェイで初上演され、同年のトニー賞には作品賞、脚本賞、音楽賞をはじめ8部門にノミネートされるなど大きな話題になった。2021年には韓国でも上演を果たし、2022年からは北米ツアーもスタートした。日本ではSixTONESのジェシーが主演、福田雄一氏が演出を担当。

Interview: Emma Horvath on ALEGRÍA by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL at Morinomiya Big Top [Osaka Photo
Interview: Emma Horvath on ALEGRÍA by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL at Morinomiya Big Top [Osaka]

Emma Horvath is a stage manager and show caller with Alegría by Cirque du Soleil. In addition to working in both Cirque du Soleil's Resident Shows and Touring Shows divisions since 2017, Emma has been a key member of the production team for a variety of special events, independent circus performances, and community-based projects around the world.

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