Haruka Takahashi

Haruka Takahashi

Soprano

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Born in Akita, Japan, in 1990, she graduated from Showa musical university in Kanagawa. She's currently getting her master's degree from Parma conservatory Arrigo Boito, guided by Maestri Donatella Saccardi, Raffaele Cortesi and Claudia Rondelli. She started her earlier artistic experiences in various festivals and theatres, debuting as Mimì in La boheme by Puccini performed in auditorium del carmine, in Parma and working with Festival Verdi in various occasions, such as Il gioco dell'opera in which she played the part of Leonora from Il trovatore by Verdi, and she took part in concerts in Teatro Regio of Parma also accompanied by the Toscanini orchestra from Emilia Romagna. She also had experiences in the contemporary music scene, having debuted in two world premiers: in the role of Regan ("Re Lear - l'opera che non c'è"-Teatro Lenz-Parma) and in the opera "Compassion", written by American composer and musicologist R. Hatten in the occasion of LabRetMus, workshop on musical rethoric, held in in Parma Conservatory. In April 2016 she won the second prize in the international contest Franco Federici and she was offered to take part in the staging of Lodoletta by P. Mascagni. She won Parma Farnese contest and Lions contest held in Parma, and she was also chosen to take part with Teatroperando, through which she sang in concerts and operas in Bologna. She completed her artistic honing in Torre del Lago, at Accademia Pucciniana, singing as a soloist on the inauguration event of 2016 festival. In modenna she won the audition to take classes with Mirella Freni and she performed in the staging of Gianni Schicchi, debuting as Nella in the opera season of Teatro Comunale (Modena).
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