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【Important】 653rd Subscription Concert scheduled on May 27 and 28 Change in Soprano Solo

【Important】 653rd Subscription Concert scheduled on May 27 and 28 Change in Soprano Solo
Ms. Tamayo Yoshida, who were to appear in the 653rd Subscription Concert scheduled on May 27 and 28 is unable to be with us.
Ms. Yoko Yasui will be with us instead, who had been with us in October 2022 Subscription, Mass in Time of War; Paukenmesse, conducted by Bamert.
There will be no change in the program or other artists appearing for this concert.
We thank you for your understandings.

【653rd Subscription Concert】 
Date and Time:Saturday, May 27 from 5pm and Sunday, May 28 from 1pm
Venue:Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
with Mo. Matthias Bamert, Ms. Yoko Yasui, soprano and Mr. Eijiro Kai, baritone
and Choir including Sakkyo Chorus and Sapporo Broadcasting Chorus.
Program : Mendelssohn/Overture and Nocturne to “A Midsumer Night’s Dream, and Brahms/Ein deutsches Requiem

Yoko YASUI, soprano
Yoko Yasui graduated of Toho Gakuen Collage and completed its post graduate course, after which she continued to study at Nikikai Opera Studio Masterclass, and then obtained the scholarship from the Agency for Cultural Affairs, further studied at Vienna National University. During her time in Vienna, she made her European debut, singing Ida in Henze’s Der junge Lord at Stadttheater Klagenfurt, followed by her performance of Queen of the Night of The Magic Flute at Musiktheater Vorarlberg, and Page and Rosalinde in Offenbach’s Blubeard in Bregenz Festival and St. Pölten Festival, which gained critical acclaims by music critics in Austria.
Returning to Japan in 2008, Yasui made her debut performing Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, and her outstanding-colored phrasing and abundant musical expressions caught much attention. She continued to take parts, such as Marzelline in Fidelio at Nissei Theatre, Nanetta in Falstaff at New National Theatre, Waldvogel in Siegfried, and a soloist in Ballet Carmina Burana. In December 2022, she was selected to perform Night Queen in The Magic Flute at National Taichung Theater, which resulted in a huge success.
In the area of symphonic works, Yasui was with number of major orchestras and renowned conductors, and appeared in Carmina Burana by Olff, Mahler Symphony No. 2 and No. 4, Brahms German Requiem. Her activities varied not only in the area of classics but also in minimal music, such as Symphonic Suite “Princess Mononoke” by Jo Hisaishi. She is a member of Niki-kai.