Taiyu Uchiyama

Taiyu Uchiyama

Lyric Baritone

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2019Strauss R.: Ariadne Auf NaxosLakai
2019Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDon Alfonso
2019Puccini: La BohèmeSchaunard
2018John Adams: Nixon in ChinaChou En-lai
2018Mozart: Bastien und BastienneColas
2018Verdi: Les Vêpres SiciliennesRobert
2018Puccini: La BohèmeSchaunard
2018Schubert: Mass No. 2 D. 167, G majorSoprano
2017Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDon Alfonso
2017Verdi: NabuccoIl Gran Sacerdote
2017Meyerbeer: Les HuguenotsDe Retz
2017Webber: Jesus Christ SuperstarKing Herod
2015Puccini: Madama ButterflyYakuside
2014Rossini: La gazza ladraFabrizio Vingradito
2014Mozart: Don GiovanniMasetto
2014Strauss R.: SalomeFirst Soldier
2014Verdi: Les Vêpres SiciliennesLe Sire de Béthune
2012Mozart: Cosi Fan TutteGuglielmo
2011Mozart: Le Nozze Di FigaroFigaro
2008Rossini: La Cambiale Di MatrimonioSir Tobia Mill
2006Bernstein: Trouble In TahitiSam


The baritone Taiyu Uchiyama was born in Kanazawa (Japan) . He studied at the college for music Wurzburg under Mr. Prof. Endrik Wottrich and  Mrs. Prof. Leandra Overmann. In the summer semestre in 2010 he has concluded his certificate study successfully.  

Already during his study time he was guesting at the state opera Hannover as well as the Stadttheater Freiburg. In Hannover he sang under the musical management Konrad Junghänel and Johannes Harneit and worked with the stagedirectors Kazuko Watanabe and Peter Konwitschny. With the Hanoverian Produktion „Al grain sole carico d'amore“ from Luigi Nono he appeared with the role of Fidel Castro in the international music festival in Edinburgh. In Freiburg he joined in the opera production „The devils of Loudun“ from Krzysztof Penderecki (Conductor Lutz Rademacher , director Marcus Lobbes)  and in the „Le grandee macabre“ from György Ligeti (Conductor Jimmy Chiang and director Calixto Bieito).   Since the season 2012/2013 he was singing at the Stadttheater Freiburg  roles such as Gran Sacerdote  in "Nabucco" of Verdi (director: Michael Sturm. Conductor: Fabrice Bollon), as a Bass Soloist in „King of Arthur“ from Purcell (Director: Robert Schuster.  Conductor: Clemens Flick), as a Narumow in "Pique Dame" of Tschaikowsky (Director : Eva-Maria Höckmeyr. Conductor: Fabrice Bollon) and as a Bethune in "I vespri siciliani" of Verdi (Director: Michael Sturm. Conductor: Fabrice Bollon).    Also at the Mainfrankentheater Wurzburg he was guesting as a Masetto in "Don Giovanni" of W. A. Mozart (Director: François De Carpentries. Conductor: Andrea Sanguineti), as Fabrizio Vingradito in the „La gazza ladra“ from Rossini (Director: Andreas Beuermann. Conductor: Giovanni Battista Rigon), as the First soldier in "Salome" from R. Strauss (Director: Alexander von Pfeil. Conductor: Enrico Calesso) and as an Uncle Yakuside (original version with his drinking song) in "Madama Butterfly" of G. Puccini (Director: Arila Siegert. Conductor: Enrico Calesso) on.

In the season 2015/2016 he joined ensemble member at the Mainfrankentheater Würzburg and was heared as Simon Stride and Spider in „Jekyll & Hyde“, as Dr. Caju in the „Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor“ from Otto Nicolai u.a  

His roles fore the season 2017/2018 are Don Alfonso in "Cosi fan tutte", Feli in "Die Csárdásfürstin",Chou En-lai in “Nixon in China” et al. 
At the Deutsche Oper Berlin gave Taiyu Uchiyama his house debut on the 26th  November  2016 as de Retz in „Les Huguenots (Musical management: Michele Mariotti, direction: David Alden).  

Beside his stage activity he devotes himself passionately also to the oratorios and concert field. He is the second prizewinner of the Armin Knab-song competition in 2007. 

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Strauss R.: Ariadne Auf Naxos Lakai Immediately Mainfrankentheater Würzburg 2019
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Don Alfonso Konzert Theater Bern 2019
Puccini: La Bohème Schaunard Mainfranken Theater Würzburg 2019
John Adams: Nixon in China Chou En-lai 24 hours Mainfranken Theater Würzburg 2018
Mozart: Bastien und Bastienne Colas Mainfranken Theater Würzburg 2018