SaLaD MUSIC FESTIVAL Main Concert: Roméo et Juliette

A choral symphony by Hector Berlioz to be performed 150 years after his death, based on Shakespeare's eminent play Romeo and Juliet. The world of Shakespeare is presented in a dramatic and exuberant style in an original SaLaD Music Festival version, which includes a ballet performance alongside the large orchestra, featuring solos by three performers and choral singing.


Date: Mon. 16 September
Time: 2:00 PM (Lobby opens at 1:00 PM / Venue opens at 1:20 PM / Ends at 3:45 PM)
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Concert Hall
Artists: ONO Kazushi, Conductor
TANIGUCHI Mutsumi, Mezzo-Soprano
MURAKAMI Kota, Tenor
TSUMAYA Hidekazu, Bass
ADACHI Etsuko, Choreography
Tokyo City Ballet, Ballet
 SAITO Jun, Juliette
 FUKUDA Kenta, Roméo
The New National Theatre Chorus, Chorus
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Programs: Berlioz: Symphonie dramatique "Roméo et Juliette" op.17 (With Japanese subtitles)
Ticket: S : ¥5,000 / A : ¥4,000 / B : ¥3,000 / C : ¥2,000 (reserved seating only)
Wheelchair Space (S): ¥5,000
SaLaD Discount:10% off the marked price (S/A/B Seats) (Eligible for Discount: Guests up to 25 years old, guests 65 years old and above)
Disability Discount:10% off the marked price (S/A/B Seats) (Guests with a Disability Certificate as well as one attendant)
*The discount for Wheelchair Space and persons with disabilities is only available at the TMSO Guide.
* Those who have purchased discount tickets must bring the Disability Certificate on the day of use.
Ticket Sale: Ticket available at the door (1F) at 10:00 am.(9/13UP)
Ticket Outlets: SaLaD Music Festival 2019 Ticket Sales Website
TMSO Guide Navi Dial: 0570-056-057 (Weekdays, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
TMSO Website
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office: 0570-010-296 (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM except on closed days)
Ticket Pia: 0570-02-9999 (P code: 153-036)
Lawson Ticket: 0570-000-407 (L code: 32015)

* This concert does not have an intermission.
* Preschoolers not admitted.

Why You Should See This

The main concert of SaLaD Music Festival 2019 will be the choral symphony Roméo et Juliette by Berlioz, which is based on Shakespeare's eminent play Romeo and Juliet. The large orchestra will be supplemented by mezzo-soprano, tenor, and bass solos, along with choral singing and theatrical dance, as the world of Shakespeare is presented in a dramatic and exuberant style in an original SaLaD Music Festival version.

Kazushi Ono is currently Music Director of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, and Artistic Director of Opera of New National Theatre, Tokyo. He was formerly General Music Director of Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Music Director of La Monnaie in Brussels, Principal Guest Conductor of Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, and Principal Conductor of Opéra National de Lyon. He received numerous awards including Palmarès du Prix de la Critique, Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and Asahi Prize. He was selected to be a Person of Cultural Merits by the Japanese Government. TMSO announced that the term of Ono as Music Director was prolonged until March 2023.

Mutsumi Taniguchi obtained a master's degree at Tokyo University of the Arts and completed her studies at Nikikai Opera Institute. She made her debut in La clemenza di Tito. Taniguchi has appeared in Carmen, Don Carlos,Rigoletto, and Das Rheingold. She has also performed with many major orchestras in various concerts including in Verdi's Requiem and Handel's Messiah. She is a member of Nikikai.

Kota Murakami graduated at Tokyo College of Music and completed his studies at the Opera Studio, New National Theatre, Tokyo. He studied in Bologna as an overseas trainee associated with the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
Recently, Murakami has played in La Bohème, Die Zauberöte, Salome, La Traviata, Die Fledermaus, Così fan tutte,and Macbeth. He is a member of Nikikai.

Hidekazu Tsumaya graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts and obtained a master's degree at the same University. He joined Oper Leipzig and Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar as a resident singer after studying in Milano. Tsumaya has also appeared at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and New National Theatre, Tokyo, among others. He lives in Leipzig. He is a member of Nikikai.

Etsuko Adachi received a bronze medal at USA International Ballet Competition in 1979. She studied in Monaco as a trainee associated with the Agency for Cultural Affairs. She joined Tokyo City Ballet in 1986. Adachi was dispatched to Staatsballett Berlin in 2008. She took up the post of Governor and Artistic Director of Tokyo City Ballet in 2009. She is a professor at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music.

Tokyo City Ballet was established in 1968 as the rst council system ballet group in Japan. Since then, it has staged both classical ballet and creative ballet performances, with many original ballets, such as Beethoven's 9th Symphony, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Carmen, among others, in addition to Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake,Nutcracker, and other classical ballets.

New National Theatre, Tokyo, opened in October 1997 as the only national theatre for the modern performing arts of opera, ballet, contemporary dance and play. Since then, New National Theatre Chorus has made its career and played a central role in many Opera performances through all seasons. Their ensemble ability and rich voices have achieved acclaim from co-starred singers, conductors, directors, backstage staff as well as from domestic and international media.

TMSO was established by Tokyo Metropolitan Government in 1965 as a part of a cultural promotion project to mark the Tokyo Olympic Games. Currently Kazushi Ono serves as Music Director, Alan Gilbert as Principal Guest Conductor, Kazuhiro Koizumi as Honorary Conductor for Life and Eliahu Inbal as Conductor Laureate.

In addition to a variety of subscription concerts and special concerts, TMSO is also actively engaged in efforts to support Tokyo residents, by giving concerts for schools, for welfare institutions and for physically challenged persons, by visiting islands as well as by being involved in outreach activities. In November 2015, TMSO brought a tour in Europe under the baton of Kazushi Ono, which was highly acclaimed.

AS the "Music Ambassador of Capital Tokyo", TMSO is making efforts to vitalize culture and arts towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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