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.

Please enjoy!


jaime said...

Ms Mori is indeed beautiful and talented. Wow, it must be quite an experience to meet an extraordinary woman like this.

Oh, I didn't know Conductor Kim Seikyo belongs to IMX. They have quite a collection of handsome guys, ah?

flowerbossa said...

Jaime, hi,

Ms. Mori recently made a guest appearance in a popular talk show called "Top Runner", and revealed a moving story about the time she performed with the Washington Opera just a few days after the 9.11 incident. Hope to share that episode with you some time.

YES, Maestro Kim joined IMX less than a year ago. Since one of his passions is golf, there is a chance that he and wuri YJ played together!

mrs a said...

How wonderful. She is quite lovely too. I love all kinds of music and surrounded by people who can sing so I truly enjoy reading stuff like this. Thanks!

PS I sing solo - no one can hear me.
Good thing too!

flowerbossa said...

Hi Mrs.A,

So nice to hear from you!
Hope you have been well.

I love all kinds of music, too.
Funny, I heard Ms.Mori in an opera
last year, and although she was very good, I was not as moved as I was this time.

Actually, what I always love is the sound of children singing.
My son made his "DEBUT" as a conductor in July, leading his class in a chorus contest at his school - OK, they weren't exactly the Vienna Boys Choir but it was quite enjoyable for me!

I am sure you feel the same way about your angels at church!

p.s. Are you a soprano yourself?