Asako Tamura, soprano
Leila, The Pearl Fishers
Soprano Asako Tamura has impressed and delighted audiences with an extraordinary blend of vocal brilliance, powerful stage presence, and innate musicality. Of her protrayal in the title role of the 2011 Sarasota Opera production of Madama Butterfly, ProOpera Magazine wrote, "Japanese native Asako Tamura was a pure joy as Butterfly".
Ms. Tamura has appeared with opera companies worldwide. She recently made her debut in London at the Royal Albert Hall in Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio San) to rapturous reviews from the London critics.
Since 2002, she has embarked on an international career as the female soloist in the Three Tenors Concert with Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras at the Arena of Yokohama during World Cup Championship. She also performed in the Summer Opera Festival at the Foro Romano in Rome and sang Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia) at the National Opera in Constanz, Romania.
Ms. Tamura's extensive performance credits include appearances in Lucia di Lammermoor with the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest opposite Ramon Vargas, Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese, Sicily, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Sardegna, Verdi’s I Masnadieri (Amalia) with the Sarasota Opera, Florida; La Traviata (Violetta) with the El Paso Opera ,Texas; female leads in Leoni’s L'Oracolo and Montemezzi’s L'Incantesimo at the Avery Fisher Hall with Teatro Grattacielo, NY; L'Ottavia (Ottavia) at the Scarlatti Festival in Tokyo; Donatoni’s Alfred, Alfred (Arlene) at the Contemporanea Arena di Verona; Rigoletto (Gilda) and Roméo et Juliette (Juliette) with the Hungarian State Opera ; and Cio-Cio San with the Teatro Solis, Uruguay, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, I Pagliacci (Nedda) with Westfield Symphony Orchestra. Her numerous appearances with orchestras around the world include the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, L.A. Symphony, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kanawaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansai Philharmony, Sapporo Phiharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Symphony, Solnok Philharmonic Orchestra.