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Aya Wakizono

Born in Tokyo, Japanese Mezzosoprano has graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts with master’s degree in Opera Performance.

In 2011 she has took part at the masterclass of Italian Soprano Mariella Devia in Tokyo.

Aya was a Semi-finalist in the International singing competiton Neue Stimmen 2013 and she obtained a scholarship from the Japanese government to pursue her studies at the Consevatory “Arrigo Boito” in Parma, Italy from October 2013.

She has been a member of Accademia Rossiniana of Rossini Opera Festival 2014 at Pesaro, Italy, where she performed the Marchesa Melibea in Il Viaggio a Reims.

 Since October 2014 she has been a member of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala di Milano.

She debuted at La Scala as a member of the Accademia, singing Angelina in La Cenerentola per i bambini (Reduction).

In January 2015 she performed Meg in Falstaff at The Royal Opera House in Oman.

Her principal repertoire is of Rossini and of Mozart, particularly the roles of Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Angelina (La Cenerentola), Marianna (Il Signor Bruschino), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), and Dorabella (Così fan tutte).

She got a personal success as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia presented by the Academy at Teatro alla Scala, and recently in the role of Angelina in La Cenerentola at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona.

Among recent and future engagements: Il barbiere di Siviglia in Bologna and in Florence, Mercadante’s Francesca da Rimini in Martina Franca, conducted by Fabio Luisi, a concert at Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, La pietra del paragone in Cagliari, I Capuleti e Montecchi in Verona, La pietra del paragone in Pesaro, Il Borgomastro di Sardaam and Pigmalione in Bergamo, Le nozze di Figaro in Verona, Così fan tutte in Trieste, La Cenerentola in Osaka, Nabucco in Trieste and Udine, Idomeneo in Palermo, Don Giovanni, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Le nozze di Figaro and La Cenerentola in Tokyo, Beethoven IX in Korea, La Cenrentola in Sassari and Il barbiere di Siviglia in Pesaro, Cagliari and Bari.

February 2019

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