More gloom – another Tokyo shutdown

More gloom – another Tokyo shutdown


norman lebrecht

March 15, 2011

The New National Theatre in Tokyo has cancelled its opera and ballet season, due to open this week. The opera was Manon Lescaut, the ballet (David) Bintley’s Choice. Foreign singers, mostly Italian, are on their way home.

The losses have yet to be assessed and the cinsequences for the music industry could be severe. The NNTT is acknowledged as the most important Japan-based opera company.
Here’s the website announcement.

All shows scheduled from March 15 to March 31 will be CANCELLED

We have to announce that all shows scheduled from March15 to March31 are cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The circumstances caused by aftershock sequence following the earthquake on March 11 make it very difficult for us to present the performances.

Shows & Events Cancelled:
March 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30 Opera Manon Lescaut
March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 Ballet Bintley’s Choice
March 22 Ballet Event Rehearsal from Take Five and Talk by David Bintley

Refund information will be posted separately on this website.