NNTT’s High School Programme: “Tosca” Opera
The New National Theatre Tokyo’s annual Educational Programme for High School Students has been going since 1998, and aims to offer teenagers the opportunity to experience world-class opera productions. This year they’re presenting the dramatic full-length opera “Tosca,” featuring live orchestral music scattered with popular arias such as Cavaradossi’s delightful “Recondita Armonia” (“Hidden Harmony”), Tosca’s superb “Vissi d’arte, Vissi d’amore” (“I Lived for Art, I Lived for Love”), and Cavaradossi’s farewell song, “E lucevan le Stelle” (“And the Stars Shone”). With its grandiose staging and costumes, and tension-filled plot, this performance is the perfect vehicle for students’ first opera experience.
More info and tickets at www.nntt.jac.go.jp/english