The Japanese bass, Minari Urano, studied solo singing at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Tokyo. After two years of opera and concert activity in Japan he moved to Germany and studied in the master-class at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich with Hanno Blaschke, Hanns-Martin Schneidt und Helmut Deutsch.
In 1990 Minari Urano received his first engagement at the Theater Hagen, where he sang the roles of Figaro, Rocco and Baculus, among others. He had more engagements at the Theaters of Augsburg, Freiburg, Baden-Baden and Coburg with roles as Sarastro, Tommaso in Tiefland, Redakteur (Editor) in The Nose. As a concert singer he also has wide repertoire, with, for example, cantata concert with the Münchener Bach-Chor under the direction of Hanns-Martin Schneidt, with concerts of Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) and Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) in Rome and in Tokyo. Since 1998 he is a permanent member of the Bayerischen Staatsoper.
Minari Urano teaches singing at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich.