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The Royal Opera to tour to Japan in September 2015

Company to perform Macbeth and Don Giovanni in Tokyo, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

29 August 2014 at 10.04am | 1 Comment

The Royal Opera will return to Tokyo and Osaka in Japan in September 2015, following a hugely successful tour in 2010.

The Company will perform Phyllida Lloyd's production of Macbeth with Simon Keenlyside in the title role alongside Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska as Lady Macbeth, Greek tenor Dimitri Pittas as Macduff, and American bass Raymond Aceto as Banquo.

Kasper Holten's production of Don Giovanni will also travel to Japan with Italian bass-baritone Ildebrando D'Arcangelo in the title role alongside Italian bass Alex Esposito as Leporello, American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as Donna Elvira, Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón as Don Ottavio, Russian soprano Albina Shagimuratova as Donna Anna, Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva as Zerlina, and British bass Matthew Rose as Masetto.

Both productions will be conducted by Music Director Antonio Pappano who will also conduct a concert performance of Mozart's Requiem and concert arias..

Macbeth runs for four performances in Japan from 12 September, with Don Giovanni running for three performances from 13 September. Venue and booking details will be confirmed in due course.

A limited number of places are available to support The Royal Opera on Tour and join the Company in Japan. For more information please contact Rebecca Regan on +44 (0)20 7212 9344.

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  1. Alice Poulsen responded on 30 August 2014 at 8:22pm Reply

    TOI TOI TOI to the ROH troup for the trip to Japan and all the performances and all the singers, going.

    I am sure it will be a roaring success.

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