¡Chorus in The Mikado in the Town of Chichibu
the 2006 International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, Buxton, Derbyshire, UK

Hiroe Shimizu
has been active at the Uta-za Opera Theatre in the productions of various works by Minoru Miki. She has received favorable reviews for her performance in Mikifs Utayomizaru (Monkey Poet), which traveled all over Japan under the Cultural Agencyfs Stage Art Outreach Program. Free-lance soprano singer. Graduate, Seitoku Univeristy Junior College Vocal Music Course. Member, the Japan Womenfs Chorus.

Yukari Hidaka
has been active in ensembles and chorus for many operettas, including overseas performances. Soloist in Die Fledermaus (Adele) and Die Lustige Witwe (Valencienne). Graduate, Ferris University College of Music, Vocal Music Course and Diploma Course. Recipient of a Music Department scholarship upon graduation. Keen about the Spanish dance as well.
Haruyo Shiragami
Opera credits include LfEnfant et les Sortileges, Mr. Cinderella, Les Contes dfHoffmann, Orpheus in the Underworld, Die Lustige Witwe, Die Fledermaus and others. Active in various concerts and charity programs. Winner of the Sunazalea Prize in the 8th National Competition in the Singing of gShikarareteh. MFA, Musashino Academia Musicae; the 21st Japan Opera Foundation Opera Singer Training Course. Associate Member, The Japan Opera Foundation. Member, the Japan Foundation of Musicians.
Shizue Kidokoro
has performed with success in La Traviata, LfElisir dfAmore, Adriana Lecouvreur, Gianni Schicchi and Madama Butterfly. After graduation from Senzoku Gakuen Junior College, Vocal Music Course, she studied in Vienna, Austria for two years. Upon return to Japan, she joined the Lirica Italiana Opera Institute. Since 2002 she has been active as a founding member of Cantiamo, a musiciansf organization to produce concerts and dinner shows. In December 2006, she will perform as Giorgetta in Il Tabarro in Tokyo.
Yuko Nakamichi
has performed in many operas and classic concerts, including Madama Butterfly (title role), La Boheme (Mimi), Suor Angelica (Suor Genovieffa), Carmen (Frasquite), and Die Zauberfloete( Erste Dame & Die drei Kanaben 2). MFA, Musashino Academia Musica; the Nikikai Opera Studio Masters Course (honor). First Prize and the 2004 Newcomer Award in the 22nd Soleil Newcomers Audition. Member, the Nikikai and the New National Theatre, Tokyo, Chorus.
Akiko Tano
has performed in the Egg Concert sponsored by Kuroiso City, Tochigi Prefecture. Currently studying vocal music (mezzo soprano), music arrangement and teaching at the Propaganda Stage, Performing Arts Division. MFA, Nihon University College of Art, Vocal Music Course; the Nikikai Opera Studio Masters Class 46th. Associate Member, the Nikikai.
Shinjiro Sato
made his opera debut in Carmen while studying at Tokyo Opera Music & Mediaarts Shobi, Musical Department and Diploma Course. Enthusiastic about various stage activities.
Ryoichi Shimura
made his opera debut in Utayomizaru (Monkey Poet) composed by Minoru Miki. Other opera credits include Carmen, La Traviata, I Pagliacci, Il Trovatore, Il Tabarro, Gianni Schicci, May Fair Lady, and Orpheus in the Underworld (title role). Active in concerts, dinner shows and charity performances at welfare institutions. MFA, Kunitachi College of Music.
Kazuya Nomura
has performed in the studentsf productions of Die Zauberfloete and La Nozze di Figaro. Has received favorable reviews for his dramatic performances in Cosi Fan Tutte (Ferrando), Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio) and LfElisir dfAmor (Nemorino). While pursuing his principal interest in vocal music, he is keen on learning about the backstage matters and coaching college chorus groups as well.
Hisao Takenaga
has performed in Don Giovanni, La Nozze de Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte, Carmen, La Traviata and Macbeth. Soloist in Haydnfs The Creation, Mozartfs Requiem, Bachfs Messe, h-moll/BWV 232 and Faurefs Requiem. Associate Member, the Nikikai.
Takashi Fujimoto
belongs to the Japan Opera Foundation, Opera Singer Training Division. MFA, Kunitachi College of Music, Vocal Music Department.
Kodai Akiba
made his musical debut in Chibariyo (title role) in 2005. BFA, Tokyo College of Music, Vocal Music; post graduate studies at the same college. Member, Saitama City Society of Musicians, Omiya Division

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