|26 Oct 2016
Press Conference: Opening of the Wiener Staatsoper's Japan Tour 2016
The press conference was held on October 24, 2016 at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan by Japan Performing Arts Foundation's Executive Director Norio Takahashi to announce the opening of the Wiener Staatsoper's Japan Tour 2016. With the attendance of the Company's Director Dominique Meyer, Marek Yanowski to ...
| 3 Oct 2016
Cast Changes in Ariadne auf Naxos of Wiener Staatsoper's Japan Tour 2016
Since the passing of a great singer, Johan Botha, on Sepember 8, 2016, Wiener Staatsoper has been trying hard to arrange a replacement for the role of the tenor/Baccus in Ariadne auf Naxos in Japan Tour. It now anounces that the role will be sang by Stephen Gould. Gould sang the same role in the Be...
| 8 May 2016
La Scala remembers Tadatsugu Sasaki
Teatro alla S ala released a tribute to the memory of the deceased. ─ The historical promoter of the Japan tour of Theatro alla Scala deceased in TokyoLa Scala ricorda Tadatsugu Sasaki È scomparso a Tokyo lo storico promotore delle tournée del Teatro in Giappone Il Teatro alla Scala ha appreso con c...
| 8 May 2016
Tadatsugu Sasaki, Executive Director of the Japan Performing Arts Foundation and General Director of the Tokyo Ballet, Deceased
Tadatsugu Sasaki, the executive director of the Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS), the general director of the Tokyo Ballet, and a producer of opera and ballet, passed away due to heart failure in the early hours of April 30, 2016, after a period of illness. He was 83.A private family funeral w...
|21 Oct 2015
Additional Performance of Life in Progress
Life in Progress--the final program of Sylvie Guillem, who is sadly retiring from the world of ballet--sold out immediately on the first day tickets went on sale. In response to an outpouring of demand from Guillem's fans, it has been decided that there will be an additional performance. Tickets ar...
| 4 Apr 2015
The additional participants for the 14th World Ballet Festival are now revealed!
Seven dancers added their names to the brilliant roster of 30 dancers, who will join the most gorgeous star-studded gala performance in the world to be held in Tokyo in coming summer. Maria Alexandrova (Bolshoi Ballet) Alicia Amatriain （The Stuttgart Ballet） Ashley Bouder（programA only） （New York C...
|25 Mar 2015
A Video of the Curtain Call at the First World Ballet Festival
Once every three years, the world's top dancers gather in Tokyo for several days of splendid joint performances at the World Ballet Festival, which will be held this August for the 14th time. The first of what could be referred to as "Ballet Olympics" took place 39 years ago, and since then, it has ...
|11 Mar 2015
Promotional Video for Birmingham's Production of Swan Lake
In just six months, the Birmingham Royal Ballet will perform in Japan for the first time in four years. The performances in Japan will feature Cinderella, choreographed by the BRB's Artistic Director David Bintley, and Swan Lake, choreographed by the man whom Bintley reverently refers to as "Britain...
| 6 Mar 2015
Promotional Video for the Royal Opera's Production of Don Giovanni
Here is the preview video for the Royal Opera's production of Don Giovanni. Kasper Holten's production of this opera created a stir when it was first performed last year. It uses currently popular projection mapping technology for a visual reconstruction of Mozart's musical world. The Se...
| 3 Mar 2015
Julia Lezhneva will appear as Zerlina in Don Giovanni: A Singer with "Flawless Technique" Comes to Japan
This year the Royal Opera's performances of Don Giovanni will feature the up-and-coming soprano Julia Lezhneva. In an autumn tour of Japan she will appear in the role of Zerlina. She recently wowed audiences at the Kanagawa Kenritsu Ongakudo with her performance in the Baroque opera L'Oracolo in Mes...