Toshiaki MURAKAMI
Tenore Lirico Spinto

The member of Fujiwara Opera company. Leads the Japanese opera as a mostpopular top tenor.
2010 invited to perform "Noboru" of " Gogono- Eiko" (the original work of Yukio Mishima and Composed by Henze) the world premiere at Festival Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. 
Received big praises and good reviews including the one from Henze himself. The documentary and all songs from this performance, Prima della prima was aired on Italian national TV, RAI.

2007 returned from Italy to Japan to perform.
2005~ performing for Fujiwara Opera company and New National Theater in Tokyo, Japan as the main performer. 
Co-starring with Mirella Freni, Nicolaj Ghiaurov, Renato Bruson, Fiorenza Cedolins, Nicola Martinucci, Alberto Cupido, Eva Mei, Mariella Devia, Andrea Rost, Sonia Ganassi, Ildar Abdrazakov, Daniel Oren, Renato Palumbo, Acher Fisch, Pietro Rizzo, Johannes Debus, Antonello Madau Diaz, Alberto Fassini , Luca 
Ronconi, Cesare Lievi & others.
2002~ won/top finalist of 15 various international vocal contests.
2002 debuted as Duca di Mantova of Rigoletto at Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto Italy.
2001~7 studied in Bologna, Italy with the scholarship in abroad  from " Agency for Cultural Affairs" in Japan  1999.
A National Trainee at Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs. 1996 graduated from College of Music Kunitachi, Tokyo, Japan

Repertory

Don Jose`                  "Carmen"

Cavaradossi               "Tosca"

Tamino                       "Die Zauberflöte"

Pinkerton                   "Madama Butterfly"

Alfredo                       "La Traviata"

Rodolfo                      "La Boheme"

Il duca di Mantova   "Rigoletto"

Manrico                     "Il Trovatore"

Ismaele                      "Nabucco"

Riccardo                     "Un ballo in maschera"

Pollione                      "Norma"

Rinuccio                     "Gianni Schicchi"

Hoffmann                  "Les Contes d'Hoffmann"

Edgardo                     "Lucia di Lammermoor"

Nemorino                  "L'Elisir d'amore"

Don Carlo                  "Don Carlo"

Major performances/Spettacoli importanti

Parpignol "La Boheme"   '99 Fujiwara Opera (With Mirella.Freni ,Nicolai.Ghiaurov/Cond, S.Ranzani/Dir, Beppe de Tomasi) 

Peppe "I Pagliacci"   '00 New Japan Philharmony (With Nicola Martinucci ,Tamar Iveri)

Alfredo "La Traviata"   '05 New National Theatre Tokyo (With Eva Mei)

Noboru "Gogono-Eiko" Comporser:Hans Werner Henze  '10 Festival Due Mondi di Spoleto (Cond , Johannes Debus)

Alfredo "La Traviata"  '13 Fujiwara Opera (With Mariella Devia)

Rodolfo "La Boheme"  '14 Fujiwara Opera (With Barbara Frittoli)

Pinkerton "Madama Butterfly"  '15 Kioi Hall Opera (With Andrea Rost)

Tenor solo "Stabat Mater"   Dicember '16  Fujiwara Opera (With Maestro Alberto Zedda)

Rodolfo "La Boheme"   Dicember '16   Opera Sai Tokyo

Froh "Das Rheingold"   March '17   Biwako Hall Otsu

Radames "Aida"  May '17   Hachioji Opera Tokyo

Pinkerton "Madama Butterfly"   July & October '17   New National Theatre Tokyo

Cavaradossi "Tosca"   November '17    Fujisawa City Opera Kanagawa

Calaf "Turandot"   Dicembre '18   Opera Sai Tokyo

Prizes , Awards received / Premi ottenuti

First Prize     /ⅦConcorso Internazionale "Orvieto"   July   2002

Second Prize /ⅠConcorso Internazionale "Ottavio Ziino" Roma  October  2002

Third Prize    /ⅩConcorso Internazionale "Tito Schipa"  Lecce  November 2002

First Prize    /ⅢConcorso Internazionale "Agro"(Presidente della giuria:K.Ricciarelli)   May  2003

First Prize    /ⅠConcorso Internazionale "R.Leoncavallo" Potenza    October  2003

First Prize    /40°Concorso di Canto Italo-Giappone (Tokyo)    July  2004

First Prize    /35°Concorso di Canto Lirica Italiana (Tokyo)   November 2004

First Prize    /13°Concorso Internazionale "Francesco Albanese"   Napoli   May  2007

Grand Prize  / 9°Madama Butterfly World Competition in Moldova   May  2007

'95,'96,'00,'09,'12,'13 Tokyo , '15 Okinawa , '16 Akita

'96,'01,'16 Tokyo , '06 Bologna

'97 Tokyo

'97,'06,'07,'10,'11,'12,'15 Tokyo, '02 Ferrara,'10 Osaka

'98 Osaka/Yokohama , '01,'05,'08,'12,'13,'14'16 Tokyo

'98,'07,'08,'12,'13',14,'15 Tokyo , '99 Yokohama , '11 Kyoto

'02 Orvieto, '03 Fossano, Ventimiglia,'04 Nagoya,'11,'13 Tokyo

'03 Bologna , '11,'13 Tokyo

'05 Bologna  '10,'13 Nagoya

'06 Yokohama , '12 Chiba , '13 Tokyo

'07 Tokyo

'09, '19 Tokyo

'10 Nagoya , '14 Otsu

'10,'11 Tokyo , '12 Nagoya

'13,'16,'16 Tokyo

'14 Tokyo

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