Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Satsuki Nagatome's 'May Breezes' - 11 June 2014

Satsuki Nagatome returns with her second solo recital entitled May Breezes, a take on her given name which means '5th month' in Japanese. Baritone Brent Allcock and her own Bel Canto Singers choir will make guest appearances. Check out her letter to us here:

Dear Readers of The Mad Scene,

Hello! My name is Satsuki. It means May, or Mayflower.

In this year's installment of my recital series “May Breezes”, I wish to bring to you a repertoire that represents a deeper level of vocal sophistication and maturity, embraced by all the warmth of the soft May breezes. Even if you are new to operas, you would be able to find familiar tunes in the programme.

Programme Highlights include:

Tacea la Notte Placida ( Il Trovatore ) by Verdi
Mi Tradi quell'alma ingrata ( Don Giovanni ) by Mozart
Un bel di vedremo ( Madam Butterfly ) by Puccini

Opera scenes:
" Nabucco" by Verdi
" La vida breve" by Falla
" Cavalleria Rusticana " by Mascagni

About Satsuki Nagatome

Satsuki was born in Tokyo, Japan. She began performing as a member of NHK Tokyo Broadcasting Children’s Chorus at the age of 7. She appeared on several TV and Radio programs and numerous stage performances over the next thirteen years. She had participated in 2 concert tours in Germany, Austria and Russia and performed in venues including the Tchaikovsky Hall in Russia, all at the age of 13.

As a classical soloist , Satsuki gave her third recital at the Raffles Hotel Jubilee Hall in May 2013, among other performances in Singapore and Malaysia.

Satsuki made her operatic debut as Mercedes in Singapore Lyric Opera’s “Carmen” in Jan 2011 and has since performed as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s “ Don Giovanni” in Lyric Opera Studio Weimar (Germany) in July 2011, Mrs Ibrahim in Opera Viva’s world premiere opera “Fences” (Singapore) in Aug 2012, and Madre in SLO’s “Madam Butterfly” in Feb 2013. She was also invited by renowned pianist Julian Lawrence Gargiulo to perform in “ Chopin for Japan” in Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage , Singapore Botanic Gardens in May 2011.

Satsuki established BEL CANTO in 2008, forming Japanese Children’s choruses in Singapore. Today she also conducts voice lesson for expatriates in Singapore.

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