Saturday, January 12, 2013

Meet the Singers 2013: Mizuho Takeshita

Mizuho as Despina in Cosi fan Tutte at
Martina Arroyo Foundation Prelude to Performance
Pictures by Jen Joyce Davis.
Mizuho Takeshita
Voice Type: Soprano
Age: 29
Home Town: Fukuoka, Japan

Aria choices for the Region Finals (subject to change):

Manon's Gavotte - Manon - Massenet
Caro nome - Rigoletto - Giuseppe Verdi
Willow Song - The Ballad of Baby Doe - Moore
Adele's Audition Aria - Die Fledermaus - Strauss
Einst träumte meiner sel'gen Base - Der Freischütz - Weber

OI: How did you become an opera singer?

MT: I just love singing and just did not give up.

OI: What is your favorite aria/opera/composer? 

MT: Manon's Gavotte from Manon by Massenet.

OI: How have you been preparing for the Region Finals? 

MT: I ate a meal, exercised a bit, slept a lot, and sang for 8 hours (per a week). 

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