13 Sep 2022
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma 2023 Japan Tour
The Teatro dell'Opera di Roma returns to Japan for the first time since 2018. Japan Performing Arts Foundation is all the more delighted to announce this news as we have been forced to postpone all the opera performances that had been planed for three years since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Led by conductor Michele Mariotti who will assume the title of the Company's Music Director on 1 November 2022, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma will present two masterpieces in sumptuous productions: La traviata in Sophia Coppola's production which won huge public and critical acclaim on their last Japan tour in 2018, and Tosca in Franco Zeffirelli's production. 2023 is the great film and stage director's 100th birth anniversary. 

Both operas will be sung by the captivating cast. In La traviata, soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as Violetta, opposite tenor Francesco Meli as Alfredo Germont, and baritone Amartuvshin Enkhbat as Giorgio Germont. In Tosca, soprano Sonya Yoncheva takes on the title role, and tenor Vittorio Grigolo as Mario Cavaradossi.

The tour begins on Sunday 10 September 2023. Ticket information will be announced at a later date. 


La traviata 
Opera in three acts
Music Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor Michele Mariotti 
Director Sofia Coppola
Set Designer Nathan Crowley
Costume Designer Valentino Garavani

Cast
Violetta Valéry Lisette Oropesa
Alfredo Germont Francesco Meli
Giorgio Germont Amartuvshin Enkhbat

Performance Dates
Sunday 10 September 2023
Wednesday 13 September 2023
Saturday 16 September 2023
Monday 18 September 2023

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Tosca  
Music Giacomo Puccini
Director Franco Zeffirelli
Conductor TBA
Set Designer Franco Zeffirelli
Costume Designer Anna Biagiotti

Cast
Floria Tosca Sonya Yoncheva
Mario Cavaradossi Vittorio Grigolo
Baron Scarpia TBA

Performance Dates
Sunday 17 September 2023
Thursday 21 September 2023
Saturday 23 September 2023
Tuesday 26 September 2023

Venues
Tokyo and Yokohama 

*Programs and casting as of 13 September 2022 are subject to change.