About Yukiko Kinjo

After her studies at the Ryukyu University in Okinawa Japan, she won the Japanese Government’s selection procedure for scholarships to study opera singing at the Milan Music Academy and at the Parma Conservatory with Lucetta Bizzi and Eugenio Furlotti. From 2005 she started to study with Jiří Kotouč in Prague. In the summer 2009 she took part in the masterclass with Mirella Freni.

 In 2007 and in 2008 she became prize winner in the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary, winning 3rd prize, a special award of Opera Mozart, the best singing interpretation of A.Dvořák and also she took an opportunity to sing in the State Opera Prague in the season of 2009 to 2011 and in the Liberec opera theatre where debuted as Adina (L’elisir d’amore). From 2012, she is a solist of the National Theatre of Prague. Repertoire; W.AMozart; Pamina,Papagena(Die Zauberflöte), Susanna,Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), Donna Anna,Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail). Beethoven; Marzelline(Fidelio). G.Rossini; Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Berta(Il barbiere di Siviglia). G.Verdi; Gilda (Rigoletto). Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Dvořák; First nymph(Rusalka), Lidka(The Two Widows). J.Massenet: Sophie (Wherther). E.Humperdinck: Gretel ( Hansel and Gretel), G.Puccini; Liu (Turandot).

 She also cooperates with a South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice and a Summer opera Festival at the Revolution Theatre in Český Krumlov. Repertoire;Gilda (Rigoletto), First nymph and Kuchtik(Rusalka), Michaela(Carmen) and Susanna(Le Nozze di Figaro). In 2018, she won the Audience Award of South Bohemian Thalia with a role of Leonora(Verdi:Il trovatore).

 Concert repertoire; (Vivaldi: Gloria, Mozart: Requiem, Haydn: Stabat Mater, Die Schöpfung, Händel: Messiah, Beethoven: IX.Sinfonie, Dvořák: Stabat Mater, Te Deum; Poulenc: Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn: Lobgesang, Martinů: Bouquet of Flowers, Pavel Trojan: Missa Solemnis).

Guillermo Mordillo:
(Memoria con mia cara amica Anna alla stazione centrale di Milano 13.7.2005)

Io conosco molte persone che cantano bene
ma non sono diventate cantanti,
altri che scrivono bene
ma che non sono diventati scrittore,
persono che disegnano bene
ma che non sono diventati disegnatori,
per fare questo
devi avere una grande forza,
la felicità a disegnare
non è la cosa più importante,
è la volontà e l'amore di fare qualcosa.
La passione / la cosa più importante.

Guillermo Mordillo
(Memory with my bestfriend Anna Central Station Milan 13 Jul 2005)

I know many people who sing well,
but have not become singers,
others who write well,
but who have not become writer,
persons that draw well,
but have not become designers,
to do this
you have to have a great strength,
happiness to draw
is not the most important thing,
it is the will and love to do something.
Passion is the most important thing.