Why did you decide to be an opera singer?
As a 4th grade of elementary school student, one of my friends invited me to join the chorus club. For the next 8 years, I enjoyed singing in the club. When I was in junior high school, I had a chance to hear an opera singer perform live, and I thought I would like to sing and perform like her.
competition 2011 Awards Ceremony
Looking back on the 6th competition…
What made me the happiest was that I was awarded the audience prize as well as the 3rd prize, and it gave me confidence. I think it would give me great pleasure if my singing would move the audience.
During the competition,even through I had a busy schedule, I tried to keep myself in good condition for my best performance .
At New National Theatre Tokyo
What is the most impressive role or opera you have ever performed?
Every time I am offered a part in an opera, I completely get into the role. Among the roles I have performed, especially the portrayal of Liu in Turandot stands out. It gave me a whole different view about what is important for us, the meaning of true love.
In the future・・・
Now, I am interested in singing the part of Mimi in <La Boheme> as well as the role of Marschallin in <Der Rosenkavalier>. In the future, I hope I can give very moving performances to the audience, and I also hope they like my performances.