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Noriko Sasaki (Soprano)

Born: 1958 - Oita, Japan

The Japanese soprano, Noriko Sasaki, obtained her B.M.Voice dgree in 1981 from Musashino College of Music (Musashino Academia Musicae) and her B.M.Voice degree in 1983 from , Music and descriptive Art "Mozarteum" in Salzburg.

Noriko Sasaki was engaged at the Vienna National Opera Studio from 1984 to 1986, and had an exclusive contract with the Vienna National Opera from 1986 to 1991. She was part-time lecturer at Musashino College of Music (1994-2000), part-time lecturer at Kurashiki Sakuyo University (1997-2001), full-time lecturer at Musashino College of Music (2000-2004), and part-time Lecturer at Tokyo University of The Arts (2001-2004). Since 2004 she has been Associate Professor,Tokyo University of The Arts,Part-time Lecturer, Musashino College of Music

Noriko Sasaki's opera performances have included roles as Marschalin in Der Rosenkavalier, Contessa, Susanna and Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina, Dame I in Die zauberflöre, Zerlina, Donna Anna, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Eva in Meistersinger, die Gräfin in Capriccio, Sophie in Werther, Siebel in Faust, Violetta in La Traviata, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Elvira in L'italiena in Algere, Elfe1in Rusalka, Genoveva in Genoveva, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Hanna in die lustige Witwe, Princess of kumonotaema in Narukami, Xenia in Boris Godnov, etc.

Noriko Sasaki's performances as soprano soloist in oratorio and orchestral music have included Krönungs Messe, c-moll Messe and many other W.A. Mozart's Masses, Requiem by W.A. Mozart & Verdi, Messiah, by George Frideric Handel, Missa Solemnis & The 9th Symphony by L.v. Beethoven, Stabat Mater by Dvorak, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi & Rossini , Des Knabenwunderhorn by Gustav Mahler, Vier lezte Lieder by R. Strauss, Die Schöpfung & Jahreszeiten by J. Haydn, Das Buch mit sieben Sigeln by Franz Schmidt, Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244), Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) & Mass in B minor (BWV 232) by J.S. Bach, etc...

Noriko Sasaki has appeared at renowned vebued as Vienna National Opera,Vienna Volksopera, Grazer Opera, Hamburg National Opera, Nikikai, Japan Operetta Asociation etc...; with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Tonkünstler, ORF Symhony Orchestra., Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra., New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, etc...; with conductors as Stein, Georg Solti, Claudio Abbado, James Levin, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Neumann, Rostropovic, Plasson, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Hollreiser, H. Iwaki, Hiroshi Wakasugi, K. Akiyama, S.Tutumi, M. Izaki, O. Schenk, J.P. Ponnelle, H. Kupfer, G .Klemer, etc...; at Wiener Festwoche, Salzburger Summer Festival, Salzburger Easter Festival, etc...

Her awards: Kumamoto City women's Award (1990), Hotel Okura Music Award (2000). Education Activities: Voice Instructions:Course in Undergraduate and Graduateschools;.Doctoral Examination Committree Member. Social Activities: Jury, Iizuka Music New Artists Competition.

Source: masArt Agency Website (Photo); Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku Website (December 2005)
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Teddy Kaufman (November 2006); Aryeh Oron (January 2010)

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BWV 244

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SASAKI, Noriko  Associate Professor - Vocal Music, Department of Vocal Music (Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku)

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