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Mihoko Fujimura


Mihoko Fujimura was born in Japan and studied at both Tokyo University and the Münchener Hochschule für Musik.  She won numerous international singing competitions before joining the ensemble of the Graz Opera from 1995 to 2000, where she sang many of her signature roles for the first time.  
She came to international attention in her performances at the 2002 Munich Opera Festival and the Bayreuther Festspiele and has since become a regular guest at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Bayerische Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper, Théâtre du Châtelet, Teatro Real Madrid, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayreuther Festspiele, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Aix-en-Provence Festival.  In concert she appears with the world’s leading orchestras and is a regular guest artist in Japan.

Miss Fujimura‘s operatic repertoire includes Kundry, Brangäne, Venus, Fricka, Idamante, Octavian, Carmen, Eboli, Azucena and Amneris.   Her concert repertoire includes Verdi’s Requiem, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde; Rückert Lieder; Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Symphonies No. 2, 3 and 8.  She appears regularly with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Myung-Whun Chung, Christoph Eschenbach, Adam Fischer, Fabio Luisi, Christian Thielemann, Kurt Masur and Peter Schneider and in recital with Christoph Ulrich Meier.  Most recently, she has recorded Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) with Antonio Pappano for EMI Classics.

Her opera engagements include returns to the opera houses of Bayreuth (including Kundry in the new Parsifal and Fricka), London, Vienna, Munich, Barcelona and Paris. 

In concert she appears with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Christoph Ulrich Meier, the London Symphony Orchestra with both Daniel Harding and Sir Colin Davis, the Orchestre de Paris with Christoph Eschenbach, the Philadelphia Orchestra with Charles Dutoit, the Montreal Symphony with Kent Nagano, the Accademia Santa Cecilia and Yuri Termikanov and Kurt Masur, the Tokyo Philharmonic and Myung-Whun Chung, both the Bayerische Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Mariss Jansons, and both the Münchner Philharmoniker and the Wiener Philharmoniker with Christian Thielemann.

Mihoko Fujimura