Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Sells Out Tokyo Tour

By Francisco Salazar

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has concluded the first leg of its Tokyo tour which was heralded as a complete success.

According to a press release by the company, the first three performances were completely sold out and the first two evenings of “La Traviata” were accompanied by 10-minute ovations. Meanwhile, the first “Tosca” performance was accompanied by a 15-minute ovation.

Music Director Michele Mariotti conducted both productions, which saw Lisette Oropesa, Francesco Meli, and Amartuvshin Enkhbath in “La Traviata,” and Sonya Yoncheva, Vittorio Grigolo, and Roman Burdenko in “Tosca.”

The tour marks the fifth time that the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has traveled to Japan. The previous tours were in 1994 (with “La Traviata” and “Tosca”), 2006 (with “Rigoletto” and “Tosca”), 2014 (with “Nabucco” and “Simon Boccanegra”), and 2018 (with “La Traviata” and “Manon Lescaut”).

The tour will continue until Sept. 26, 2023.