2008年12月17日

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mori.jpgMAKI MORI, Soprano
Born in Tokyo, Maki Mori initially studied piano and violin and then singing at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, the Conservatory of Music Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and the Music College in Munich. She was recognized as one of the winners at  the Plácido Domingo’s World Opera Competition 1998 (Hamburg) and the International Singing Competition Orfeo 2000 (Hanover), she is also the recipient of many special prizes for operettas (from the Belvedere International Singing Competition in Vienna), Lied and the best interpretation of Bach.
She has performed at the Washington National Opera as Blonde in Die Entfürung aus dem Serail with Günter Missenhardt and the director Michael Hampe, as Gilda in Rigoletto with Haijing Fu conducted by Heinz Fricke, as Blumen Mädchen in Parsifal with Plácido Domingo and Matti Salminen, as Olympia in Les Contes d’ Hoffmann with Richard Leech, Andrea Rost conducted by Emmanuel Villaume, and as Adele in Die Fledermaus with June Anderson and Wolfgang Brendel, which received critical acclaim from The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal and won the S&R Foundation’s Washington Award. She has performed also at the Los Angeles Opera as Sophie in Werther with Robert Alagna, Frederica von Stade and Kent Nagano.  She has sung such roles in Tokyo as Nannetta in Falstaff with Giorgio Morandi, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In 2005, she performed as Musetta in La Bohème with Giuseppe Sabbatini, Eva Mei conducted by Nicola Luisotti in May and performed as Gilda with the Sofia National Opera in November.  In 2007, she made debut at the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden performing Sophie in R. Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier” in March, and performed the same role in Tokyo on the theatre’s Japan tour in November.  Her future engagements of opera include Rinaldo at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival and Musetta in La Bohème at the Teatro Regio di Torino in 2010.

In addition to performing with Domingo, Pavarotti and Carreras’s “The 3 Tenors” concert in Japan, as a soloist, she has sung Mozart’s Exsultate jubilate with Seiji Ozawa, Rudolf Barschai, David Robertson, Enoch zu Guttenberg and the Münchener Philharmoniker, Mahler No.4 with Gary Bertini and Myung-Whung Chung, Mozart’s Requiem with Vladimir Ashkenazy and NHK Symphony and Seiji Ozawa, Mahler No.8 with Gianandrea Noseda, Mozart’s Mass c-moll and Bach’s Mass h-moll with Wolfgang Gönnenwein at the Budapest National Theater, Adele, Vilia-Lied and Frühlingsstimmenwalzar in the New Year Concert with Peter Guth and the Strauss Festival Orchestrer Wien. She sang a solo recital at the Carnegie Hall, which was recorded live and released by avex.  In May 2006 she performed with Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie.  In 2007, she performed with Dresdner Kreuzchor and Dresdner Philharmonie in February, and performed with the Dresdner Kapellsolisten in Japan, all of which were highly acclaimed.  Her 3rd CD “Pie Jesu ~ with prayer” was released in 2008.
She performs widely with domestic and international orchestras, and is acclaimed everywhere she performs for her beautiful voice which has the high technique of coloratura and deep musicality. She is a remarkable international singer who is a representative of Japan.
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