Guest introduction

Mezzo-soprano: Kimika Yamagiwa

Kimika Yamagiwa, mezzo-soprano


Graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of the Arts and completed its graduate school. With the support of the Nomura Foundation and the Okada Cultural Foundation, he traveled to Italy in 2019 and made his Italian debut as Fyodor in the Trieste Verdi Opera "Boris Godunov", and is described as a singer with a warm voice and a sense of trust. Winner of the 1st Vincenzo Bellini International Vocal Competition held in Catania, Italy. In the 2021-2022 season, he will play the roles of Rosina in "The Barber of Seville", Maddalena (cover cast) in "Rigoletto", and Giovanna at the same theater. . In addition, he has appeared as a soloist at the Trieste Verdi Opera House, Catania Massimo Bellini Opera House, and Pordenone Verdi Opera House in New Year's concerts, Gilvester concerts, and regular orchestral performances. She studied under Daniela Barcellona and Alessandro Vitiello, and performed as a soloist in a Christmas concert at the Trieste Rossetti Theater. In the opera, "The Marriage of Figaro" Cherubino, "Hansel and Gretel" Hansel, "Dido and Aeneas" Dido, "Don Giovanni" Zerlina, "Carmen" title role, "Don Quixote" Dulcine, "Rusalka" foreign princess, "Children and Magic" Child, "Cendrillon" Prince Charmant, "Forest is Alive" Queen, etc. He has also been a soloist of Beethoven's "Ninth", "Fantasia Chorus", Mozart's "Requiem", Vivaldi's "Gloria", and Handel's "The Lord Said". 2nd place in the vocal section of the 40th Iizuka Newcomer Music Competition, 2014 Kitano Lifelong Education Promotion Foundation Scholarship. Biwako Hall vocal ensemble solo registered member.