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Asako Tamura


A native of Kyoto, Japan, Asako Tamura has appeared with opera companies worldwide. She recently made her debut in London at the Royal Albert Hall in Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio San) to rapturous reviews from London critics. Ms. Tamura’s extensive performance credits include appearances in Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia) with the Hungarian State Opera (Budapest), Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese (Sicily), Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (Sardinia), and Opera Constanza (Romania); Verdi’s I Masnadieri (Amalia) with the Sarasota Opera (Florida); La Traviata (Violetta) with the El Paso Opera (Texas); female leads in Leoni’s L’Oracolo and Montemezzi’s L’Incantesimo at the Avery Fisher Hall with Teatro Grattacielo (NY); L’Ottavia at the Scarlatti Festival in Tokyo; Donatoni’s Alfred, Alfred (Arlene) at the Contemporanea Arena di Verona; Rigoletto (Gilda) and Romeo et Juliette (Juliette) with the Hungarian State Opera; and Cio-Cio San with the Teatro Solis (Uruguay). Her many appearances in orchestral concerts around the world include The Three Tenors (Domingo, Pavarotti, Carreras) in Yokohama, Japan; the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Opera Ai Fori Gala Concert Orchestra (Rome); Tokyo Symphony Orchestra; and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Her pcoming performances include La Traviata (Violetta) with the Kalamazoo Symphony (Michigan) in September, and Cio-Cio San at the Sarasota Opera (Florida) in October/November.

Watch Past Performances

Video 4/6/2015: Asako Tamura: Kokoro: Japanese Melodies from the Heart

The Japanese soprano, fresh off her London debut in Madama Butterfly at Royal Albert Hall, presents a recital of Japanese songs. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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