June 2022 [Interview] KOIZUMI Maki (Official Competition Interpreter/ Italian)
(Official Competition Interpreter)
The Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka gathers juries and contestants from all over the world, literally "international" in its name. Officially, they are using English, but some people are good at Italian. The competition asks Ms. KOIZUMI to communicate with them, including attending to the late prof. Gabriella TUCCI.
April 2022 [Interview & Aria performance] KOBORI Yusuke (Tenor)
KOBORI Yusuke / Tenor
(MIURA Tamaki Special Prize winner of the 7th competition)
Aria Performed :
-Rossini <La gazza ladra >
"Vieni fra queste braccia"
-Rossini <L'Italiana in Algeri>
"Languir per una bella"
Pianist: OCHI Haruko
December 2021 [Interview] ONODERA Miki (official accompanist of the 2nd to 8th competitions)
ONODERA Miki/ Korrepetitor
(official accompanist of the 2nd to 8th competitions)
Applicants who successfully pass the preliminary audition can join the 1st and 2nd rounds with piano accompaniment and then go to the final round accompanied by an orchestra. Official accompanists are pianists who play an accompaniment for contestants. Also, they play the piano in practice for contestants in advance of the actual performance of each round, and more than that, they sometimes give advice. Official accompanists are so-called "partners" to challenge the big stage with contestants!
October 2021 [Interview & Aria performance] SHIGIHARA Nami (Soprano)
SHIGIHARA Nami / Soprano
(1st prize and Audience prize winner of the 7th competition)
Aria Performed :-Mozart <Le nozze di Figaro>
"Porgi amor qualche ristoro"
"L'altra notte in fondo al mare"
Pianist: ONODERA Miki
(Official accompanist of the 2nd to 8th competitions)
August 2021 [Interview] Competition Volunteers
TOTSUKA Akemi, HAYASHI Tamiko, NAKAMURA Sachiko (from Hamamatsu Volunteer Guide "HELP")
June 2021 [Interview] Competition poster designer
Interviewee :ITO Hiroto
(Poster Design Project for the 9th competition, the Grand Prize Winner)
-Senior student, Dept. of Design, Faculty of Design, Shizuoka University Art and Culture(SUAC)
"Poster Design Project" is a project in which students studying design at SUAC hold a series of meetings for two months and take their professor's advice to create a poster design. The students who participate put in their posters how they want to convey the images of the opera competition that they picture in mind. The design chosen for the grand prize is supposed to be used to promote the competition in a variety of advertising materials, including posters.