(c) Amin Sergej
Young Japanese soprano MISAKI MORINO is hailed by both Austrian and Japanese audiences for her “pure and clear voice” and is quickly building a reputation as one of the most exciting up-and-coming singers for Baroque, Classical and Contemporary Music but also German Lieder and Operetta.
In September 2020, she won the first prize at the International Brahms Competition in Austria, and in previous years the first prize at the Japan Music Competition (2018).
In the 2020-21 season, she made her debut as Violetta at the Rohm Theater in Kyoto with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and in 2021-22, she repeated that role at the Theater Baden near Vienna. She also sang Adele in Die Fledermaus at the Schlossfestspiele Ettlingen in Germany, and debuted at the Luzerner Theater in Du Yun’s opera Zolle.
Future engagements include her debut with the Grand Théatre de Genève in Matthew Shlomowitz’ Electric Dreams as well as her return to the Luzerner Theater in Pascal Dusapin’s Perelà. On the concert podium, she will perform Exsultate Jubilate with the Okayama Philharmonic Orchestra, Fauré’s Requiem at L’église de la Madeleine in Parias, and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem at the Wiener Musikverein.
Despite her young career, Ms. Morino has already performed with many companies and orchestras. In 2019 Sandrina in La finta giardiniera under the auspices of the Summer Academy of the Wiener Philharmoniker with performances at the Wiener Kammeroper, the Konzerthaus Wien, the Schloss Thalbach und the Musikverein Graz as well as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Okayama Symphony Hall. Previous engagements include Micaela in Carmen and Pamina both at Suginami Public Hall, Silvia in Haydn’s L’isola disabitata with Teatro Barocco in Austria, Soprano I in the world premiere of Shlomowitz’ Electric Dreams at the Austrian festival Steirischer Herbst, as well as the Bridesmaid in Der Freischütz with Oper Burg Gars am Kamp in Austria.
During her studies, she also performed Morgana in Handel’s Alcina (MuTh Konzertsaal Wien), Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (Neue Studiobühne Wien), Contessa di Folleville in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims, (Neue Studiobühne Wien), Lia-San in Abraham’s operetta Viktor und ihr Husar as well as Erste Dame und Erster Knabe in Die Zauberflöte and Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Schlosstheater Schönbrunn).
Her concert repertoire encompasses Beethoven’s Missa solemnis and Brahms’ Liebeslieder-Walzer (Musikverein Wien), Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre), Mozart’s Coronation Mass (Tokyo Suntory Hall), Dvorak’s Mass in D-major (Okayama Symphony Hall, Peterskirche Wien) and many more.
She graduated with distinction from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and holds master’s degrees in Singing (Prof. Margit Klaushofer) and Art Song and Oratorio (Prof. KS Gabriele Fontana). She also sang master classes with KS. Edita Gruberova, KS. Angelika Kirchschlager and Prof. Helmut Deutsch.