Performance Dates & Tickets

Join us for balletic euphoria and fantasy.
Photo: Andrej Uspenski

Since 2000, Italian ballet star Roberto Bolle has been the artistic director of the Gala, Roberto Bolle and Friends, which has been staged all over Italy and beyond. He finally brings this long-awaited gala to Tokyo.

On this occasion, Roberto Bolle will be joined by another Italian legendary dancer Alessandra Ferri and nine illustrious international star dancers including Silvia Azzoni, Melissa Hamilton, Mizuka Ueno, Marcello Gomes, Alexandre Riabko, Karen Azatyan, Carsten Jung, Alexandr Trusch and Marc Jubete.

In Program A, Ferri and Bolle will dance Marguerite and Armand, the last full ballet created by Frederick Ashton for Margo Fonteyn, a masterpiece that she and Rudolf Nureyev performed frequently around the world.

Program B includes Fratres from Duse by John Neumeier, a ballet created for Alessandra Ferri after her return to the stage in 2013. John Neumeier will come to Tokyo to stage the work together with his dancers.

It will be a showcase of the finest performances by the finest dancers of today. Join us for the balletic euphoria and fantasy.


Alessandra Ferri

International Guest Star

Roberto Bolle

Principal, La Scala Ballet and American Ballet Theatre

Silvia Azzoni

Hamburg Ballet

Melissa Hamilton

First Soloist,
The Royal Ballet

*Program A only

Mizuka Ueno

The Tokyo Ballet

Marcelo Gomes

International Guest Star

Alexandre Riabko

Hamburg Ballet

Program B only

Karen Azatyan

Hamburg Ballet

Carsten Jung

Hamburg Ballet

Alexandr Trusch

Hamburg Ballet

Marc Jubete

Hamburg Ballet


<Program A>
Marguerite and Armand
Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Franz Liszt
Cast Alessandra Ferri, Roberto Bolle
Choreography Mauro Bigonzetti Music Bruno Moretti based on Claudio Monteverdi

Cast Melissa Hamilton, Roberto Bolle
Choreography Wayne McGregor Music Scanner

Cast Melissa Hamilton, Roberto Bolle
Pas de deux
Cast Silvia Azzoni, Mizuka Ueno, Marcelo Gomes, Alexandre Riabko
<Program B>
Fratres from Duse
Choreography John Neumeier Music Arvo Pärt
Cast Alessandra Ferri, Karen Azatyan, Carsten Jung, Alexandr Trusch, Marc Jubete
Opus 100 - for Maurice
Choreography John Neumeier Music Simon & Garfunkel

Cast Roberto Bolle, Alexandre Riabko
Choreography Russel Maliphant Music Andy Cowton
Cast Roberto Bolle
Pas de deux
Cast Silvia Azzoni, Mizuka Ueno, Marcelo Gomes, Alexandre Riabko

*Casting and programs as of 18 March 2019 are subject to change.
*Recorded music will be used.

Performance Dates

<Program A>

Wednesday 31 July 2019, 19:00 @Bunkyo Civic Hall, Tokyo
Thursday 1 August 2019, 19:00 @Bunkyo Civic Hall, Tokyo
Saturday 3 August 2019, 13:00 @Bunkyo Civic Hall, Tokyo

<Program B>

Saturday 3 August 2019, 18:00 @Bunkyo Civic Hall, Tokyo
Sunday 4 August 2019, 15:00 @Bunkyo Civic Hall, Tokyo


Bunkyo Civic Hall (in Bunkyo Civic Center)

Tickets (tax included)
S \18,000
A \16,000
B \14,000
C \11,000
D \8,000

●Children under 6 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.

Presales and Discount Tickets at NBS WEB Ticket

1. Two-Program Tickets (Categories S and A)

Enjoy below benefits by purchasing the same number of tickets for both Program A and B, in the same seat category in one transaction. Tickets will be on sale at NBS WEB Ticket on Monday 8 April 2019 from 21:00. A limited number of tickets will be available, and the sales will end as they are sold out.

- Discount by 1,000 yen/two tickets
- Post-performance talk (about 30 mins) by Alessandra Ferri and Roberto Bolle on Sunday 4 August. The talk is open to all the "Two-Program Tickets" holders. You do not necessarily have to purchase the ticket for the performance on Sunday 4 August.

2. 25 and Under Tickets

¥4,000 tickets for young people aged between 6 and 25 and under go on sale on Friday 28 June 2019, 20:00 at NBS WEB Ticket. You must bring identity documents with proof of age to pick up your tickets at the venue on the performance day.

Ticket Sale Dates

All tickets go on sale on Saturday 20 April 2019 at 10:00a.m. Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
● Two-Program Tickets (Categories S & A)
Monday 8 April 2019, 21:00--Monday 15 April 2019, 18:00
● Single-Program Tickets (Categories S, A, B, C & D)
Tuesday 9 April 2019, 21:00--Monday 15 April 2019, 18:00

For more information, please contact us at 03-3791-8888(phone) or

Presented by Japan Performing Arts Foundation
Supported by Bunkyo Civic Hall (Bunkyo Academy Foundation)