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Mihoko Fujimura

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Mihoko Fujimura made her debut at the Bayreuth Festival in 2002 as Fricka in Der Ring des Nibelungen, returning for 9 years as Waltraute, Erda, Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) and Kundry (Parsifal). She has appeared at the opera houses of Staatsoper Wien, Staatsoper München, Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Teatro alla Scala Milano, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Große Festspielhaus Salzburg, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires and Teatro Real Madrid. Her operatic repertoire includes Kundry, Brangäne, Venus, Fricka, Erda, Carmen, Melisánde, Amneris, Eboli, Fenena, Azucena, Idamante and Octavian.

Ms Fujimura has performed in concert with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, Berliner Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome, Münchner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Paris, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Suisse Romande Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Concert repertoire includes Verdi Requiem, Mahler Das Lied von der Erde, Rückert-Lieder, Lieder aus des Knaben Wunderhorn, die Kindertoten-Lieder, Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder and Schönberg Gurre-Lieder.

She appears regularly with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Sir Colin Davis, Kurt Mazur, Riccard Chally, Michael Gielen, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kent Nagano, Fabio Luisi, Danielle Gatti, Simon Rattle, Charles Dutoit, Myung-Whun Chung, Semjon Bytschkow, Franz Welser-Möst, Donald Runnicles, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Daniel Harding and Adam Fischer. She performs in recital with Christoph Urlich Meier and Wolfram Rieger.

This season’s opera highlights include Brangäne in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at Tokyo’s New National Theatre conducted by Kazushi Ono and directed by David McVicar and Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Concert highlights include Alma Mahler’s 7 Lieder with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra cond. Kazushi Ono, Strauss’ Elektra at the Tokyo Spring Festival with the Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra cond. Sebastian Weigle, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra cond. Christian Arming for Hiroshima’s Concert for Peace, Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra cond. Junichi Hirokami. She also makes a recital tour of Japan accompanied by pianist Wolfram Rieger.

Future plans for 2024/25 include Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the NHK Symphony Orchestra at Tokyo's Suntory Hall and Madama Butterfly for Opéra National de Lyon.

In 2014 she was awarded the Purple Ribbon Medal of Honour by the Japanese Government for her contribution to academic and artistic developments, improvements and accomplishments.

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