Michiko Hayashi, mezzo soprano

Vocal

Biography

Michiko Hayashi graduated from Tokyo College of Music. She completed the graduate course of Toho Gakuen College Music Department, the course of Nikikai Opera Studio, and the first term of the New National Theatre Tokyo Opera Studio. She studied in Munich on a fellowship for overseas study from the Japanese Ministry of Culture. Hayashi won the top prize at the 2003 Mitropoulos Competition for singers, held in Athens. She was also awarded the 5th Hotel Okura Music Award.

In 2002, Michiko Hayashi made her opera debut as Hansel in Hansel und Gretel at the New National Theatre. She received high praise for her performance as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier in a co-production by Nikikai and the Cologne Opera in 2003, and for performances in many other operas including Le nozze di Figaro (as Cherubino), Berg’s Lulu (3-act version/Japan premiere), Don Giovanni (as Zerlina), La clemenza de Tito (as Sesto), La Forza del Destino (as Preziosilla), I Capuleti e I Montecchi (as Romeo), and Carmen (in the title role). She also performed the role of Creosa in the Japan premiere of Reimann’s Medea in 2012, presented for the 50th anniversary of the Nissay Theater, the 50th anniversary of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and the 60th anniversary of Nikikai. In 2013, she appeared in the performances of Die Fledermaus as Orlofsky and Le barbier de Séville as Rosina. In all of these roles, she captivated audiences with her superb singing voice and remarkable stage presence.
Together with major Japanese and non-Japanese orchestras, under the direction of conductors such as Myung-whun Chung, Paavo Jarvi and Sylvain Cambreling, Hayashi

has participated in performances of religious works including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mahler’s “Resurrection” and 4th Symphony, Handel’s Messiah and Verdi’s Requiem, and other works including Brahms’s Alt-Rhapsodie, Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder, and Chausson’s Poem of Love and the Sea. She has been acclaimed for her sensitive and richly expressive singing.

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Concert Schedule

2018年7月5日(木) 19:00開演
佐野成宏&林美智子withヴィンチェンツォ・スカレーラ オペラティックコンサート
【東京都】紀尾井ホール
問合せ先:オペラ王国社 / TEL.03-6680-6715
2018年8月21日(火) 19:00開演
駒ヶ根高原音楽祭オープニングガラコンサート
【駒ヶ根市】駒ヶ根市文化会館
問合せ先:駒ヶ根市文化会館 / TEL.0265-83-1130
2018年9月29日(土) 16:15開演
仙台クラシックフェスティバル2018
【仙台市】日立システムズホール仙台
問合せ先:チケットぴあ Pコード597-740 / TEL.0570-02-9999
2018年9月30日(日) 19:45開演
仙台クラシックフェスティバル2018
【仙台市】仙台銀行ホール イズミティ21
問合せ先:チケットぴあ P597-749 / TEL.0570-02-9999
2018年10月20日(土) 14:00開演
森麻季&林美智子デュオ・リサイタル
【釜石市】釜石市民ホールTETTO
問合せ先:釜石市民ホールTETTO / TEL.0193-22-2266
2018年12月15日(土) 14:00開演
こがねいクリスマスコンサート 森麻季&林美智子デュオリサイタル
【小金井市】小金井 宮地楽器ホール 大ホール
問合せ先:小金井宮地楽器ホールチケットデス / TEL.042-380-8099