29 August 2014 at 10.04am | 1 Comment
The Royal Opera will return to 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.
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.