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Hiroyuki YOSHIDA SINGER

BIOGRAPHY

Fastinating the audience with his resonant voice and lyrical expression, Hiroyuki Yoshida is a promising lirico-leggero tenor of our country with excellent critical reviews. Since his opera debut in the role of Alfred in Die Fledermaus , he has successfully concluded numerous performances starting with the New National Theatre, the Tokyo Philharmonic Opera Concertante and the Niki-kai Opera. His performances in the recent years, also as a soloist noted for his distinguished singing include, Fidelio and Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) at the New National Theatre; Beethoven's Leonore conducted by Christian Arming with the New Japan Philharmonic; NHK New Year Opera Concert; Britten's War Requiem, with the Gunma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ken Takaseki; Salome at the Biwako Hall conducted by Ryusuke Numajiri; The Magic Flute at the Nissey Theatre conducted by Toshiyuki Kamioka; Mozart's Requiem conducted by Seiji Ozawa; the Opera Gala Concert for the opening of the Agency of Cultural Affairs Art Festival held at the New National Theater; The Ninth Symphony with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Myung-Whun Chung; Franz Schmidt's The Book with Seven Seals (Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln) with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Christian Arming.

His repertoire spans a wide range of roles : Ferrando in Cosi Fan Tutte ; Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni; Bastien in Bastien und Bastienne; Tito in La clemenza di Tito; Alfredo in La Traviata; the Duke of Mantova in Rigoletto ; Jose in Carmen; Jaquino in Fidelio; Candide in Candide.  In addition, he sings R.Strauss, Wagner, Britten and contemporary operas such as Minoru Miki's Shyunkinsho, Kazuhiko Matsui's Naita Aka Oni (Red Demon that Cried), Teizou Matsumura's Chinmoku (Silence). His collaborations with orchestras, earning him excellent reviews, start with the classics such as Haydn, J.S.Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, and also include pieces such as Dvo?ak's Sabat Mater, Honegger's Le roi David, Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet, Verdi's Requiem.

In this season, he will be performing in Tristan und Isolde conducted by Kazushi Oono at the New National Theatre; Faust Symphony by F.Liszt conducted by Tatsuya Shimono with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphy Orchestra; Gurre-Lieder conducted by Tadaaki Otaka with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Yoshida was born In Tsuruga-city in Fukui prefecture. He graduated (BA) from the department of vocal music, Kunitachi Music College and subsequently earned his MA from the opera department of Tokyo University of Arts. He was awarded the "Excellency Award" from the Niki-Kai Opera Studio. He has studied under Isamu Matsumura, Takaharu Fuse, Makoto Watanabe, Takanosuke Watanabe, Taikai Takahashi, Hisashi Yamaji, Maurizio Colacicchi,  Steven Roach and Arrigo Pola.

In 1990, he was shortlisted  for the International Mozart Concorso for Vocal Music commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death. In this occasion, he performed with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Vienna State Opera, marking his first step towards international recognition. The following year, in 1991,he moved to Rome with a fellowship as an overseas artist dispatched by the Agency of Cultural Affairs, during which time he performed numerous concerts all over Italy.

In 1997, he was awarded the 25th Giraud Opera New Artist Award.
He is a Associate professor of the department of vocal music at the Tokyo University of the Arts.