Thursday 12 September 2019 to Monday 23 September 2019
Tokyo, Kanagawa

The UK’s Royal Opera is one of the world’s five great opera houses. At the same time as performing a broad repertoire of works within the long tradition of stage culture at a world-class level, the company continually incorporates cutting-edge stage management and original ideas into its productions, which always attract attention from around the world. Two works will be performed in Japan during this visit: Faust, an opera in five acts, and Otello, with four acts. The company returns to Japan for the first time in four years, under the leadership of Antonio Pappano, who has served as musical director for the seventeen years since 2002. 

Faust, opera in 5 acts
Music: C. F. Gouno
(Performance time around 3 hours 40 minutes, including one intermission)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Director: David McVicar

Thursday 12 September 2019, 18.30  Tokyo Bunka Kaikan 
Sunday 15 September 2019, 15.00  Tokyo Bunka Kaikan 
Wednesday 18 September 2019, 15.00  Tokyo Bunka Kaikan 
Sunday 22 September 2019, 15.00  Kanagawa Kenmin Hall 

Otello, opera in 4 acts
Music: G. Verdi
(Performance time around 3 hours 15 minutes, including one intermission) 
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Director: Keith Warner

Saturday 14 September 2019, 15.00  Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
Monday 16 September 2019 (national holiday), 15.00  Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
Saturday 21 September 2019, 16.30  Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Monday 23 September 2019 (national holiday), 16.30  Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

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See also

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Music, UK in JAPAN 2019-20
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UK in JAPAN 2019-20 Programme