Sep 24, 2006
A Very Special Recital by a Japanese Prima Donna
Today I attended a recital by a wonderful soprano called Maki Mori.
This recital was particularly special for me, because she held it in the local hall of my town, just 15 minutes from where I live!
Ms Mori won first place in Placido Domingo’s Operalia Competition and made her U.S. debut with the Washington National Opera. With the Los Angeles Opera too, she received rave reviews for her performance in “Werther” with Robert Alagna and Frederica von Stade.
She also made an appearance in the “Three Tenors” concert with Domingo, Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti.
As for solo recordings, Ms Mori has released “Bist Du Bei Mi”, a live recording of her recital in Carnegie Hall (2004, avex-CLASSICS).
She actively performs with both domestic and international orchestras, with an extensive repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary works. She recently collaborated with conductor Seikyo Kim (IMX artist), too!
Not only is Ms. Mori a wonderful singer, she is a beautiful person inside and out. Because I had the privilege of doing some translation work for Ms. Mori, I got to meet her backstage today, and she generously offered to pose for a photo.