The Japanese tenor, Jiro Takano, won several competitions and auditions.
Jiro Takano made his solo debut with George Frideric Handel's Messiah in 1993. The Ninth Symphony of L.v. Beethoven, several Requiems and Passions are some of his recent appearances, with many leading orchestras in Japan. His recent operatic roles include Tamino of The Magic Flute, Quint and the prologue in The Turn of the Screw, donkey man in The Wise Woman, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Alfred in The Bat.