The Japanese baritone, Yasunori Okumura, began playing the violin when he was 4 years old. At age 7, he became a member of Hiroshima Boys Choir. At 19, he began studying at the Elisabeth University of Hiroshima majoring in singing (song / oratorio), where he graduated in 2002 with Master of Music degree. Since 2005 he studied at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) - singing with Ralph Döring.
Yasunori Okumura's opratic repertoire includes, inter alia, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Marcello in La bohème, Silvio in Pagliacci, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Escamillo in Carmen, Duphol in La Traviata, Roi in Cendrillon, Yakushide and Comissario Madama Butterfly and Sciarrone in Tosca. In addition to the great oratorios of J.S. Bach and George Frideric Handel, he sang as soloist Haydn's Schöpfung, W.A. Mozart;s Coronation Mass, Requiem, and Vesper, Schubert's Psalm 92, Felix Mendelssohn's Gloria, and L.v. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
In March 2006, Yasunori Okumura made his Vienna debut as Jesus (Matthäus-Passion by Heinrich Schütz). In the following June he made his opera debut in the role of King Thoas in Iphigenie auf Tauris by Gluck at the Stadttheater Wien.
Since 2007 he studied conducting with Maksimilijan Cenčić at the Prayner Konservatorium für Musik und Dramatische Kunst