Japanese mezzo-soprano Mihoko Fujimura has become a regular guest at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Bayerische Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper, Théâtre du Châtelet, Teatro Real Madrid, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayreuther Festspiele, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Aix-en-Provence Festival. In concert she appears with the world leading orchestras and is a regular guest artist in Japan. She has appeared at the Bayreuth Festival 9 consecutive seasons. Her operatic repertoire includes Kundry, Brangäne, Venus, Fricka, Idamantes, Octavian, Carmen, Eboli, Azucena and Amneris. Her concert repertoire includes Verdi’s Requiem, Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, Rückert-Lieder, Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Symphonies Nos. 2, 3 and 8.
She appears with prestigious conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Christoph Eschenbach, Adam Fischer, Kurt Masur, Sir Colin Davis, Charles Dutoit, Yuri Termikanov, Mariss Jansons, Christian Thielemann, Daniel Harding and Kent Nagano.
Mihoko Fujimura studied at both Tokyo University and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. She won numerous international singing competitions before joining the ensemble of the Graz Opera from 1995 to 2000, where she sang many of her signature roles for the first time. She came to international attention in her performances at the 2002 Munich Opera Festival and the Bayreuther Festspiele.
She has recorded Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) with Antonio Pappano for EMI Classics, and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the New Japan Philharmonic and Christian Arming for Fontec.