Ani Taniguchi

Ani Taniguchi

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

„…convincing both as singer and actress, in a mixture of Aphrodite and Lulu.”
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«„...excellent intonation up to the highest register, agility in the coloratura, vivacious.“»
Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (2016)
«„...the elfin Gilda in Rigoletto and the consumptive Violetta in La Traviata... played by the same singer, the petite yet vocally powerful Berliner Ani Taniguchi.“»
Bayrischer Rundfunk (2016)
«„ Rosina in lingerie, she executes her sinous part in a laid-back, vibrant way, with a silvery shimmer in the top register.“»
Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (2016)
2018Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht
2018Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosNajade
2016Bizet: CarmenFrasquita
2015Verdi: RigolettoGilda
2015Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2014Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosNajade
2013Bock: Fiddler on the RoofHodel
2012Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaRosina
2011Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannOlympia
2010Weber: Der FreischützÄnnchens
2010Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2008Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraOscar
2007Lehár: Die Lustige WitweValencienne
2006Kálmán: Die CsárdásfürstinCountess Stasi
2006Verdi: RigolettoGilda


“…convincing both as singer and actress, in a mixture of Aphrodite and Lulu.”

From 2003-2008 Ani Taniguchi was a company member of the theatre in Görlitz.
During her tenure she performed roles such as Gilda (Rigoletto) and Olympia
(The Tales of Hoffmann). In 2008 she joined the company of Theatre Osnabrück
and kept expanding her repertoire with operatic parts such as Rosina (Il
barbiere di Seviglia) und Violetta (La Traviata). She also featured in
the world premieres of Neda – Der Ruf as Apak/Neda and in Oper(ette) as

Since 2013, Ani Taniguchi has been working as freelance singer. In the
2013/2014 season she sang the role of Najade (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the
Theater Bern. 2014/15 she appeared at the Theater an der Rott as Violetta
(La Traviata) and Gilda (Rigoletto) and sang guest roles in
Plauen-Zwickau and Görlitz. 2016/ 17 she sang Frasquita
at the Theater Hof.
2018 you can see Ani Taniguchi as Najade in Meininger Staatstheater
and as Queen of the Night in Theater Plauen-Zwickau.

She has worked with stage directors like Lorenzo Fioroni, Andrea Schwalbach,
Antonine Uitdehaag, Nadja Loschky, Arila Siegert and Tobias Bonn and has
collaborated with conductors such as Yakov Kreizberg, Hermann Bäumer, Daniel
Inbal, Anja Bihlmaier, Kevin John Edusei and Peter Blunt.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Königin der Nacht Immediately Theater Plauen-Zwickau 2018
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos Najade Immediately Das Meininger Theater 2018
Bizet: Carmen Frasquita Immediately Theater Hof 2016
Verdi: Rigoletto Gilda 1 week Theater an der Rott 2015
Verdi: La Traviata Violetta Valéry 1 week Theater an der Rott 2015


Finalist kammeroper schloss Rheinsberg
Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland / Schloss Weikersheim
Scholarship DAAD