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Sawako Kayaki


Japanese soprano Sawako Kayaki was born 1999.

She started her vocal education at the age of sixteen.

She studied at the Tokyo University of the Arts and at the International Opera Academy (IOA) in Ghent. 

She sang leading roles in the IOA’s production of “Private View”,

and in “Lost & Found” by the Belgian composer, Annelies Van Parys. She is also an active interpret of Lied. Recently she was invited by the Oxford Lied Festival in Berlin.

This summer, 2022 she won the third prize and special prize in the competition “Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne”.

She got the first prize at the Internationaler Gesangswettbewerb Basel 2021.

Her operatic repertoire includes the roles of Lakmé

in Lakmé (Delibes ), Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos ( R. Strauss ),

Die Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart),

Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi), Morgana in Alcina ( Händel ),

Ännchen in Der Freischütz ( Werber ), Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail ( Mozart ), Oscar in Un ball in maschera ( Verdi )

etc. She is currently on tour with the production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia as Rosina (soprano version), directed by Tom Goossens.

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