Mezzo-Soprano

Mihoko Fujimura

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Introduction

Mihoko Fujimura was born in Japan and studied at both Tokyo University and the Münchener Hochschule für Musik.  She came to international attention in her performances at the 2002 Munich Opera Festival and the Bayreuther Festspiele and has since has since returned for nine consecutive seasons, singing Kundry, Brangäne, Fricka, Waltraute and Erda.  She is a regular guest at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Bayerische Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper, Théâtre du Châtelet, Teatro Real Madrid, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayreuther Festspiele, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Aix-en-Provence Festival and Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires.  In concert she appears with the world’s leading orchestras and is a regular guest artist in Japan.

She has recorded Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) with Antonio Pappano for EMI Classics, Gurrelieder with the BRSO and Mariss Jansons, Mahler Symphony No. 3 with the Bamberger Symphoniker and Jonathan Nott, and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with Christian Thielemann and the Wiener Philharmoniker. For Fontec she has released two solo recital discs with pianist Wofram Rieger, singing works by Wagner, Mahler, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms and Schumann.

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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Performance Schedule

Discography

  • WAGNER: Die Walküre More info  

    Label: Farao Classics

    Release Date: 30 Jul 02

    Siegmund: Peter Seiffert
    Hunding: Kurt Rydl
    Wotan: John Tomlinson
    Sieglinde: Waltraud Meier
    Brünnhilde: Gabriele Schnaut
    Fricka: Mihoko Fujimura

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta
    Bavarian State Orchestra

  • TIPPETT: A Child of our Time More info  

    Label: LSO Live

    Release Date: 30 Dec 07

    Soprano: Indra Thomas
    Alto: Mihoko Fujimura
    Tenor: Steve Davislim
    Bass: Matthew Rose

    London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
    Conductor: Sir Colin Davis

  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 2 More info  

    Label: MDR

    Release Date: 14 May 13

    Soprano: Christiane Oelze
    Mezzo-soprano: Mihoko Fujimura

    MDR Sinfonieorchester
    Conductor: Fabio Luisi

  • WAGNER: Tristan und Isolde More info  

    Label: BelAir classiques

    Release Date: 05 May 06

    Tristan: Clifton Forbis
    König Marke: Alfred Reiter
    Isolde: Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet
    Kurwenal: Albert Dohmen
    Brangäne: Mihoko Fujimura
    Melot: Philippe Duminy

    Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    Chœur du Grand Théâtre de Genève
    Direction musicale: Armin Jordan

  • WAGNER: 'Tristan und Isolde' More info  

    Label: EMI Classics

    Release Date: 16 May 11

    Tristan: Placido Domingo
    Isolde: Nina Stemme
    Brangäne: Mihoko Fujimura
    König Marke: René Pape
    Kurwenal; Olaf Bär
    der Hirt: Ian Bostridge 
    der junge Seemann: Rolando Villazón

    Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera, Covent Garden
    Antonio Pappano, conductor

  • Christmas Album More info  

    Label: msm-cd.com

    Release Date: 31 Oct 07

    Camerata of London
    Dante Alcala
    Pavol Breslik
    Rodney Clark
    Mihoko Fujimura
    Wookyung Kim
    Dmitry Korchak
    Sylvie Valayre

  • DVD: Claudio Abbado conducts Brahms, Schoenberg & Beethoven More info  

    Label: Accentus

    Release Date: 14 Apr 14

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 Eroica
    BRAHMS Tragic Overture, Op. 81
    SCHOENBERG Lied der Waldtaube (from Gurrelieder) with Mihoko Fujimura (alto)
    Orchestral Interlude (from Gurrelieder)

    The Lucerne Festival Orchestra
    Conductor: Claudio Abbado

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