Mako Nishimoto

Japan

Mako Nishimoto was born in Shizuoka, Japan. From her childhood, she received training in a wide variety of musical instruments and she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Vocal Performance at the Musashino Academy of Music, where she graduated at the top of her cohort.

Mako was First-Prize winner of the 56th Student Music Contest of Japan, and National Champion of both the Tuzuki Music Awards and the NHK awards.

She has portrayed a variety of roles such as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Mimì in La Bohème, Liù in Turandot, Angelica in Suor Angelica, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, Nedda in Pagliacci, Térèse in Le Mamelles de Tirésias and Micaëla in Carmen.

Her solo symphonic repertoire comprises major works such as Vivaldi’s Gloria, Händel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Missa in Augustinis, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Schubert’s Messe in G-dur and Mendelssohn’s Lauda Sion.

She achieved her international debut for the title role of Madama Butterfly at the Cultural Center of Philippines in 2012.