New National Theatre, Tokyo to Stream ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’

By Nicolas Quiroga
(Credit: Rikimaru Hota)

The New National Theatre in Tokyo, Japan, has announced that it will be streaming “Orfeo ed Euridice” via OperaVision and NNTT Stream starting on Oct. 7, 2022.

The opera, which was performed on May 21 of this year, can be seen for six months with subtitles in English, French, Italian, German and Japanese. It will be part of OperaVision’s World Opera Day Celebration on Oct. 25, 2022.

The work was directed by Saburo Teshigawara, a world famous choreographer and dancer and conducted by Masato  Suzuki. The cast was comprised of countertenor Lawrence Zazzo as Orfeo, soprano Valda Wilson as Eurydice, and Rie Miyake as Amore. The opera also featured the New National Theatre Chorus and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

It also featured four dancers, including Rihoko Sato, Alexandre Liabko, Joe Takahashi, and Shizuka Sato.

In an original review of the production, Nahoko Gotoh of Bachtrack noted that, “musically, it was a tour-de-force performance by Zazzo, who dominated the stage for most of the opera. He lived through the emotional rollercoaster from mourning to momentary hope, to despair and happiness again, with power and a range of color.”