Maki Mori studied at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, its graduate school, the Opera Studies Center of Agency for Cultural Affairs, and also in Milan and Munich. She is a winner of many competitions in Japan and abroad including Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition, and the recipient of Idemitsu Music prize, Washington Prize, and Hotel Okura Prize. She made U.S.A. debut at the Washington National Opera approved by Domingo.
She has performed with many renowned conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Chung Myung-Whun, and Fabio Luisi, as well as orchestras in the world and Japan. Maki Mori made great success “Der Rosenkavalier” at Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden in 2007,“Rinaldo” at the Edinburgh Festival in 2009,and as Musetta in La Bohème at the Teatro Regio di Torino in 2010, as well as in a recital in Washington, D.C. in 2012.
In 2015 she received standing ovation every day performing Violetta of “La Traviata” produced by Yutaka Sado.
Her performances as the title role of “L’incoronazione di Poppea” produced by Masato Suzuki, Almirena in “Rinaldo”, and Cleopatra in “Giulio Cesare” in 2017-2023 seasons received critical acclaim. Maki Mori made BBC Proms debut in the summer of 2023.
Mori performs with many renowned orchestras, winning acclaim for her beautiful voice, outstanding coloratura technique, and deep musicality. One of Japan’s leading singers, Maki Mori has achieved remarkable worldwide success.