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Eri Nakamura

Soprano

  • Japanese soprano Eri Nakamura has firmly established herself as one of the most sought-after talents of her generation. Nakamura first shot to prominence as a Jette Parker Young Artist when she stepped in to replace Anna Netrebko as Giulietta I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Since then she has made notable debuts in Europe, Asia, North and South America, capturing worldwide acclaim for her assured singing and artistic intensity.

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  • Recent operatic highlights include Mimi La bohème at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, Clorinda La Cenerentola at the Wiener Staatsoper, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro at the New National Theatre Tokyo and Hyogo performing Arts Centre, and Liù Turandot at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; a role which she has also performed to great critical acclaim at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opera de Oviedo, and Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse. Other recent highlights include Juliette Roméo et Juliette at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, Gilda Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Salzburger Landestheater, and Pamina Die Zauberflöte for Washington National Opera. Between 2013-2017, Nakamura was a member of the ensemble at the Bayerische Staatsoper where roles included Adina L’elisir d’amore, Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, Susanna Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Woglinde Götterdämmerung, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Frasquita Carmen, and Giuletta I Capuleti e I Montecchi.


    On the concert platform, recent highlights include Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Japan and Osaka Philharmonic and Tokyo Philharmonic orchestras, Mahler Symphony No.4 and Rossini Stabat Mater under Yannick Nézet-Séguin with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, St Cecilia Mass with Alain Altinoglou and Orchestre National de France, Dvorak Stabat Mater with the Czech Philharmonic, Ravel Shéhérazade with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, and Woglinde Das Rheingold with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Jaap van Zweden.


    Nakamura is an alumna of the Osaka College of Music, the Opera Studio at the New National Theatre Tokyo, the Opera Studio Nederland and the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House. Whilst on the Programme, roles at Covent Garden roles included Musetta La bohème, Voice of Heaven Don Carlo, Frasquita Carmen, and Lauretta Gianni Schicchi. Upon her graduation from the programme, she returned to Covent Garden as a guest to sing Susanna Le nozze di Figaro under Sir Colin Davis and Sophie Werther under Sir Antonio Pappano, which was recorded by Deutsche Grammophon.

    2017-18 season / 403 words. Not to be altered without permission

Performances

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Season highlights

Najade Ariadne auf Naxos / Woglinde Götterdämmerung / Gretel Hänsel und Gretel / Zerlina Don Giovanni / Vierte Magd Elektra / Xenia Boris Godunov / Frasquita Carmen
Bayerische Staatsoper


Dvořák Stabat Mater
Czech Philharmonic 


L'enfant et les sortilèges
Bayerischer Rundfunk  

Opera repertoire

Bizet
Micaëla Carmen 


Gounod
Marguerite Faust*


Offenbach
Antonia Les contes d'Hoffmann 


Massenet
Title role Manon 


Mozart
Pamina Die Zauberflöte 
Zerlina / Donna Anna / Donna Elvira Don Giovanni 


Puccini
Lauretta Gianni Schicchi 
Mimi / Musetta La bohème 
Liù Turandot 


Tchaikovsky
Tatyana Eugene Onegin


Verdi
Maria Simon Boccanegra
Desdemona Otello*
Violetta La Traviata


Wagner
Woglinde Das Rheingold / Götterdämmerung


*in preparation

Concert repertoire

Brahms 
Requiem


Canteloube
Chants d'Auvergne 


Fauré
Requiem


Haydn
Creation 


Mahler
Symphony No.2
Symphony No.4
Angel, Symphony No.8


Mozart
Concert Arias
Exultate Jubilate
1st or 2nd soprano, Mass in C minor
Requiem
Coronation Mass 


Poulenc
Gloria 


Ravel
Shéhérazade*


Rossini
Petite messe solonnelle 
Stabat Mater


Strauss, R.
Vier letzte Lieder*


*in preparation 

Recital repertoire

Brahms
Liebeslieder-Walzer
Acht Lieder und Gesänge Op.57


Debussy
Fêtes galantes
Ariettes oubliées


Duparc
Mélodies


De Falla
Siete canciones populares


Fauré
Mélodies


Grieg
Lieder


Mahler
Kindertotenlieder
Rückert-Lieder


Respighi
Deita silvane


Schubert
Lieder


Schumann
Frauenliebe und Leben


Schumann, C.
Song Cycles


Strauss, R.
Lieder Op.10
Lieder Op.22
Lieder Op.27
Lieder Op.67


Wolf
Song Cycles
Italienisches Liederbuch
Spanisches Liederbuch
Lieder 

Best of the cast was Eri Nakamura, whose Liù had a creamy high register, seamless control, bright agility and a great sense of dignity. She rightly earned the audience’s wildest cheers at the end of the night.

Opera

The beautifully sung and touchingly acted Liù of Eri Nakamura reminds us of how much better Puccini’s lines sound when the notes are joined together and given light and shade.

Times

...a wonderfully characterful singer – both in terms of the voice itself, but also her charming ability to step swiftly and convincingly into a role.

Gramophone

Intermusica represents Eri Nakamura worldwide, excluding Japan.

Maria Mot
Associate Director, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9904
mmot@intermusica.co.uk

Eleanor Freedman
Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9907
efreedman@intermusica.co.uk

Phillippa Scammell
Administrator, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9945
pscammell@intermusica.co.uk

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