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Nozomi Kato

Mezzo / Alt

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Biography highlights

Mezzo-soprano Nozomi Kato was born in Kanagawa, Japan. In 2010, she graduated in Classical Singing from the University of Arts in Tokyo and, in 2013, she obtained a master’s degree in Singing (with honours) from the same university. Subsequently, she joined the conservatory “A. Boito” in Parma under the guidance of Adriana Cicogna. In 2013 and 2014, Nozomi Kato received a scholarship from the Meiji Yasuda Cultural Foundation (Japan). In 2013, she won the first prize in the 43rd Competition of Italian Lyrical Singing in Tokyo. During her university studies, she sang the roles of Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto and Flora in Traviata. At the same time, she was also active on the recital and concert stage. In 2010, she sang Händel’s Il Messiah, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Shumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri and Dvořák’s Stabat Mater. In 2012, Nozomi sang Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and one year later, she appeared with Mozart’s Messa da Requiem. In 2014, she made her role debut as Clarina in Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio at Teatro Regio di Parma under the baton of M° Francesco Cilluffo. In the same year, she took part in the Tenerife Opera Academy, where she debuted the role of Tisbe in Rossini’s Cenerentola. Afterwards, she made her role debut as Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly under the baton of M° Valerio Galli at Teatro Magnani in Fidenza. In 2015, Miss Kato appeared as Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto conducted by M°Andrea Battistoni in Tokyo. In that year, she also performed the role of Smeton in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at Opera de Tenerife under the baton of M° Sebastiano Rolli, alongside the role of Ismene in Mayr’s Medea in Corinto Mº Fabio Luisi conducting at the 41st Festival della Valle d’Itria. 

 

From September 2015, Nozomi takes part in the Advanced Training Academy “Centre de Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo” in Valencia. In April 2016, she performed again the role of Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly under the baton of M° Valerio Galli at Teatro Municipale di Piacenza. In June, Miss Kato sang the role of Hermia in Britten’s Midsummer night’s dream conducted by M° Roberto Abbado at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. In July, she appeared as Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte under the baton of M°Fabio Luisi at the 42nd Festival della Valle d’Itria. In March 2017, she debuted as Enrichetta in Bellini’s I Puritani, M°Jordi Barnacer conducting at the theatres of Modena, Piacenza and Reggio Emilia. Next June, she will sing the role of Mrs. Grose in Britten’s The Turn of the screw at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia.

 

Recent and future engagements include Suzuki in Madama Butterfly at Palau de les Arts (Valencia) in October 2017, Siébel in Faust at Piacenza, Modena and Reggio Emilia during December 2017, Adalgisa in Norma at Bilbao Opera (ABAO), Lisetta in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna and Annio in La Clemenza di Tito at Palau de les Arts (Valencia), Suzuki in Madama Butterfly in Oviedo Opera.

 

Nozomi Kato has been a finalist in the International Voice Competition Renata Tebaldi and in the International Singing Competition Toti dal Monte in Treviso.


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May 2018
1919:30

Bellini - Norma - Adalgisa

Bilbao Opera

Pietro Rizzo, Conductor

Davide Livermore, Stage Director

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Bellini - Norma - Adalgisa

Bilbao Opera

Pietro Rizzo, Conductor

Davide Livermore, Stage Director

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Bellini - Norma - Adalgisa

Bilbao Opera

Pietro Rizzo, Conductor

Davide Livermore, Stage Director

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Bellini - Norma - Adalgisa

Bilbao Opera

Pietro Rizzo, Conductor

Davide Livermore, Stage Director

2819:30

Bellini - Norma - Adalgisa

Bilbao Opera

Pietro Rizzo, Conductor

Davide Livermore, Stage Director

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2418:00

Mozart - La Clemenza di Tito - Annio

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía Valencia

Fabio Biondi, Conductor

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Mozart - La Clemenza di Tito - Annio

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía Valencia

Fabio Biondi, Conductor

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December 2017
1520:30

Gounod - Faust - Siébel

Teatro Municipale Piacenza

Jean-Luc Tingaud, Conductor

Simone Derai, Stage Director

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Gounod - Faust - Siébel

Teatro Municipale Piacenza

Jean-Luc Tingaud, Conductor

Simone Derai, Stage Director

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