Performance Dates & Tickets

Sonya Yoncheva, one of the greatest sopranos of her generations, made a sensational Japanese debut in July 2022. She returns to Japan this September to sing another mesmerizing program of opera arias from Bellini's Il Pirata, Mascagni's Iris, Massenet's Thaïs, Leoncavallo's La bohème among others.

The Italian conductor Francesco Ivan Ciampa will conduct the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra. It is a concert not to be missed.

Performance Date

Saturday 30 September 2023, 15:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Sonya Yoncheva, Soprano
Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Conductor
Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra

Sonya Yoncheva

Photo: Rolex / Thomas Laisné

Francesco Ivan Ciampa

Photo: Roberto Ricci

Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra


Jules Massenet, La méditation de Thaïs
Jules Massenet, "Celui dont la parole" - Air. "Il est doux, il est bon" from Hérodiade
Jules Massenet, "Ah, je suis seule, seule enfin!"... "Dis-moi que je suis belle" from Thaïs
Vincenzo Bellini, Sinfonia to I Capuleti e I Montecchi
Vincenzo Bellini, "Oh! s'io potessi... Col sorriso d'innocenza... Oh, Sole! ti vela" from Il pirata
Pietro Mascagni, Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Pietro Mascagni, "Ho fatto un triste sogno pauroso" from Iris
Ruggero Leoncavallo, "Musette svaria sulla bocca" from La bohème
Giacomo Puccini, Act 3 - Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Giacomo Puccini, "Se come voi piccina io fossi" from Le Villi
Giacomo Puccini, "Sola, perduta, abbandonata" from Manon Lescaut

*Casting and program as of 31 May 2023 are subject to change.

Tickets (tax included)
S \18,000
A \16,000
B \14,000
C \11,000
D \8,000
25 and Under \3,000

●Children under 6 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Program and casting as of 31 May 2023 are subject to change. Changes in the program or cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.
●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.

Ticket Sale Dates

All tickets go on sale on Friday 16 June 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
Friday 9 June 2023, 21:00--Wednesday 14 June 2023, 18:00

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

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1. 25 and Under Tickets

¥3,000 tickets for those aged 6 to 25 years go on sale at NBS WEB Ticket on Thursday 24 August 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, A and B)

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).

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