Japanese soprano Masami Suzuki returns to Burgh House with a programme of delightful songs selected for their charm.
She presents a programme of well-loved songs, including: an Irish traditional song, some beautiful French and Spanish songs by Fauré, Massenet, Poulenc and Guastavino and the lovable Opera Masterpieces by Mozart and Donizetti.
The Last Rose of Summer / Irish Air
Chanson Triste / H. Duparc
Elegie / J. Massenet
Bonita rama de sauce / C. Guastavino
Praeludium and Allegro / P. Kriesler (Violin solo)
La ci darem la mano 'Don Giovanni' (Zerlina, Don Giovanni) / W. A. Mozart
Pronta io son 'Don Pasquale' (Norina, Malatesta) / G. Donizetti
Quel guardo il cavaliere 'Don Pasquale' (Norina) / G. Donizetti
Lippen Schweigen 'Die Lustige Witwe - Merry Widow' (Hanna, Danilo) / F. Lehar
Masami Suzuki - Soprano
Jeremy Silver - Piano
Ricardo Panela - Baritone
Haru Ushigusha - Violin
Masami Susuki was born in Chiba, Japan. She graduated from the Kunitachi College of Music. After graduating she continued her studies at the Shobi Conservatoire of Music, and then at the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Studio.
Masami has won many prizes in Japanese professional singing competitions, including the Newcomers' Auditions of the Concert Vivant, The Judges' Award at Les Splendeurs Music Competition, and the Incentive Award at the French Music Concours.
Her opera appearances include: Papagena in Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' (at the Mobara Opera and the Toso Opera), Micaela in Bizet's 'Carmen' (Chofu Festival), and Mimi in Puccini's 'La Boheme' (at the Amici d'Amore Opera). She was honoured to participate in 'Seiji Ozawa Opera Project IX', which aims to foster promising young musicians and was founded by the world-famous conductor.
She has appeared on television as a member of voal group Foresta, who toured various cities in Japan after appearing on a popular music programme.
She moved to London in 2012 and has since been developing her career performing across the UK, Germany and Japan, studying with Jeremy Silver, Yvonne Kenny and Edwige Herchenroder.