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Giulio Cesare

Expectations were high on all sides when Artistic Director of Opera, ONO Kazushi, scheduled Giulio Cesare as the first production in our baroque opera series. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic put rehearsals and performances on hold. After two and a half years of…

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Opera Appreciation Class – Madama Butterfly

The Educational Programme for High School Students started in 1998 and held every year, especially to give young people the opportunity to experience world-class opera productions. Performances are presented as a full-length opera with live orchestral music just as same…

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Pelléas et Mélisande

The New National Theatre Tokyo is holding the French opera masterpiece “Pelléas et Mélisande” directed by genius Katie Mitchell and conducted by Kazushi Ono throughout the beginning of July. “Pelléas et Mélisande” beautifully portrays the story of love and hate…

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Der Rosenkavalier Opera

This masterpiece is set in high society Vienna, and portrays in elegant and exquisite music memories of times gone by and of young, new love. Master director Jonathan MILLER excels at detailed character portrayal, and in moving the action from…

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Spring Festival in Tokyo 2022

“SPRING FESTIVAL IN TOKYO” is delighted to announce its 2022 program which runs from March 18th (Friday) to April 19th (Tuesday), 2022 at various venues in Ueno, Tokyo. The 18th music festival programs are comprised of a wide range of…

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La Traviata: New National Theatre Tokyo

“La traviata” is set in the world of Parisian high society. This popular opera tells the story of the courtesan, Violetta Valéry, her loves and her sad fate. It is based on the dramatic adaptation of the romantic novel, “La…

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Der fliegende Holländer

Wagner almost experienced a shipwreck, which inspired him to write this opera early in his career based on a modern English legend about a Dutch ship captain who is doomed to sail the oceans forever as punishment for his blasphemy….

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The Marriage of Figaro Opera

NEW NATIONAL THEATRE TOKYO will conduct comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro Opera”, or Le Nozze di Figaro originally composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The performance breaks into four acts that depict the entanglement between Figaro, his betrothed Susanna, Count…

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