Performance Date, Tickets and Program
Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier will perform a farewell concert in Tokyo at Suntory Hall on Tuesday 14 March 2023.

The performance history of German operas in the latter half of the 20th century cannot be told without the name of Waltraud Meier. She has arguably been one of the best Isoldes, Sieglindes and Kundrys beyond the vocal range of a mezzo-soprano.

Joined by baritone Samuel Hasselhorn, a rising star, and pianist Joseph Breinl, a long-time friend of hers, Meier will sing gems of the German lied.

It will be an unforgettable soirée not to be missed.

Performance Dates and Program

Tuesday 14 March 2023, 19:00 @Suntory Hall
Waltraud Meier, mezzo-soprano
Samuel Hasselhorn, baritone
Joseph Breinl, pianist

Running Time About 2 hours and 10 minutes including an intermission.

Waltraud Meier, mezzo-soprano

Photo: Baumgartl

Samuel Hasselhorn, baritone

Photo: Nikolaj Lund

Joseph Breinl, pianist

Photo: Gerhard Breinl


Franz Schubert
Rastlose Liebe D 138 (Hasselhorn)
Der Zwerg D 771 (Hasselhorn)
Gretchen am Spinnrade D118 (Meier)
Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen D 343 (Hasselhorn)
Die junge Nonne D 828 (Meier)

Johannes Brahms
Von ewiger Liebe op. 43/1 (Hasselhorn)
An eine Äolsharfe op. 19/5 (Meier)

Robert Schumann
Tragödie op. 64/3, No I: Entflieh mit mir und sei mein Welb (Hasselhorn)
Tragödie op. 64/3, No 2: Es fiel ein Reif in der Frühlingsnacht (Hasselhorn)

Richard Strauss - Die Nacht op. 10/3 (Meier)

Robert Schumann - Belsazar op. 57 (Hasselhorn)

Richard Strauss
Morgen op. 27/4 (Meier)
Zueignung op. 10/1 (Meier)

Gustav Mahler
Rheinlegendchen (Meier)*
Selbstgefühl, Nr. 5 aus: Lieder und Gesänge, Heft III (Hasselhorn)
Lied des Verfolgten im Turm (Meier and Hasselhorn)*
Das irdische Leben (Meier)*
Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Hasselhorn)*
Der Schildwache Nachtlied (Meier and Hasselhorn)*
Revelge (Hasselhorn)*
Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt (Meier)*
Zu Straßburg auf der Schanz, Nr. 1 aus: Lieder und Gesänge, Heft III (Hasselhorn)
Urlicht (Meier)*

*aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn

**Casting and program as of 12 September 2022 are subject to change.

Tickets (tax included)
S \16,000
A \14,000
B \11,000
C \8,000
D \7,000
(Seats behind the stage)
25 and Under \2,500

Please note that we are to present the performances with the utmost caution in line with national and regional guidelines for novel coronavirus infection prevention measures, and that the performance dates and details are subject to change depending on circumstances. We will be posting on our website a list of novel coronavirus precautions upon attending the performance. Audience members are kindly asked to read it before attending the performance.
●Children under 6 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Programs and casting as of 12 September 2022 are subject to change. Changes in the program and cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

Ticket Sale Dates

All tickets go on sale on Friday 16 December 2022 at 10:00a.m. Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
For Categories S, A, B, C, D, E and P
Friday 2 December 2022, 21:00--Wednesday 14 December 2022, 18:00

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

To purchase discount tickets at NBS WEB Ticket, you will need to register for a free membership of Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS) from here. (We regret that the form is only in Japanese.)
After registration, click here to buy tickets.

1. 25 and Under Tickets

¥2,500 tickets for those aged 6 to 25 years go on sale at NBS WEB Ticket on Thursday 16 February 2023, 20:00.
You must bring identity documents with proof of age to pick up your tickets at the venue on the performance day. You cannot select seat(s). You must bring identity documents with proof of age to pick up your tickets at the venue on the performance day.

2. Discount for two persons (Categories S and A)

Enjoy a discount of \1,000 for two persons. Tickets will be on sale during the periods of presales and the general sales at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (Phone 03-3791-8888).

For more information, please contact us at +81-(0)3-3791-8888 (phone) or

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