Performance Dates & Tickets
The Royal Opera returns to Japan with Antonio Pappano, the longest-serving music director in its history

The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world's leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today's leading opera composers. Since its foundation, some of the world's most famous singers and conductors have performed with the Company.

The Royal Opera will return to Japan for the first time since 2015. On this occasion, they bring two operas. One is Charles-François Gounod's most popular opera Faust, based on one of the great works of European literature by Goethe, in David MacVicar's stunning 19th-century Parisian production. The other is Giuseppe Verdi's Otello–one of the most outstanding examples of Verdi's life-long engagement with Shakespeare–in Keith Warner's spectacular and intimate production. Both productions have received great acclaim on their Covent Garden stage.

Faust

Opera in five acts

Music Charles-François Gounod
Libretto Jules Barbier and Michel Carré after Carré's Faust et Margurite and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust Part I
Conductor Antonio Pappano
Director David McVicar
Set designer Charles Edwards
Costume designer Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting designer Paule Constable
Choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan

Running Time About 3 hrs 40 mins including an intermission.

Faust, Act II ©ROH/Bill Cooper, 2014

Thur. 12 September 2019, 18:30 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Sun. 15 September 2019, 15:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Wed. 18 September 2019, 15:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Sun. 22 September 2019, 15:00 @Kanagawa Kenmin Hall

Otello

Dramma lirico in four acts

Music Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto Arrigo Boito after the play by William Shakespeare
Conductor Antonio Pappano
Director Keith Warner
Set designer Boris Kudlička
Costume designer Kaspar Glarner
Lighting designer Bruno Poet
Movement Director Michael Barry
Fight Director Ran Arthur Braun

Running Time About 3 hrs 15 mins including an intermission.

Otello, Act III ©2017 ROH. Photographed by Catherine Ashmore

Sat. 14 September 2019, 15:00 @Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
Mon. 16 September 2019, 15:00 @Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
Sat. 21 September 2019, 16:30 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Sun. 23 September 2019, 16:30 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

Cast

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

Faust 

Faust

Vittorio Grigòlo

Méphistophélès

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

Marguerite

Rachel Willis-Sørensen


Otello 

Otello

Gregory Kunde

Desdemona

Hrachuhi Bassenz

Iago

Gerald Finley

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

*Programs and casting as of 19 February 2019 are subject to change.


Tickets (tax included)
Category
S \59,000
A \52,000
B \45,000
C \37,000
D \30,000
E \23,000
F \16,000

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

Presales and Discount Tickets at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center

1. Benefit for Two-Program Tickets (Categories S, A, B and C)

(1) Enjoy one of the below benefits (a or b)  by purchasing the same number of tickets for both programs, Faust and Otello, in one transaction. The benefit will be offered to all purchases of Two-Program Tickets.

a) a gift of program book per two tickets, or
b) a complimentary drink at the foyer bar per ticket

Presales for Two-Program Tickets at NBS WEB Ticket
Wednesday 13 March 2019, 21:00--Thursday 21 March 2019, 18:00

General sales for Two-Program Tickets at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (by phone)
Saturday 23 March 2019, 10:00--

(2) In addition to the above benefit, if you purchase Two-Program Tickets with ticket(s) for performance(s) on 14, 16 and/or 22 September at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, by Friday 12 April 2019, 18:00, you will get a discount of ¥5,000 yen per ticket for a performance at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall.

(3) "Yokohama Otomatsuri" Benefits for Two-Program Tickets for performances at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall (Categories A and B)
The Royal Opera's Faust and Otello will be performed as part of "Yokohama Otomatsuri", a music festival held in Yokohama. Enjoy below special benefits by purchasing the same number of tickets for both programs, Faust and Otello, for performances on 14 or 16 September (Otello) and on 22 September (Faust) at NBS WEB Ticket. The number of the tickets will be limited. You can choose from different seat categories between A or B, for the two performances.
The ticket sales begin on Tuesday 23 April 2019, 10:00.

a) A complimentary lunch at Hotel New Grand (in Yokohama) per ticket
b) Discount of ¥2,000 per Category A ticket, ¥1,000 per Category B ticket.

2. Special discount for single tickets for performances at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, on 14, 16 and 22 September (Categories S, A, B, C and D)

Get a discount of ¥2,000 per ticket for the performances at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall on 14, 16 and 22 September, by purchasing at NBS WEB Ticket during the presales period of single tickets.

Presales for Single-Program Tickets at NBS WEB Ticket
Wednesday 27 March 2019, 21:00--Saturday 6 April 2019, 18:00

3. Special Sales for tickets in Categories E and F begin on Sunday 24 March 2019, 10:00 at NBS WEB Ticket. You can reserve up to two seats per performance.

4. U-29 Tickets

¥8,000 tickets for young people aged 6 to 29 years go on sale on Friday 2 August 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 13 April 2019 at 10:00a.m.
For Faust  Book now

For Otello Book now

For more information, please contact us at 03-3791-8888(phone) or english@nbs.or.jp


主催
公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会/日本経済新聞社
共催
(横浜公演)神奈川県民ホール/横浜アーツフェスティバル実行委員会
後援
ブリティッシュ・カウンシル
協力