Reviews

Giuseppe Verdi: Il trovatore
(The Revolving Theatre Český Krumlov)

“...among the singers attracted an attention especially Yukiko Kinjo as Leonora.”

28. 7. 2018 * Kronen Zeitung * Ioan Holender

W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
(The Estates Theatre Prague)

In first two nights Yukiko Kinjo shows the best Mozart-voice.
“Yukiko Kinjo's singing was the most admirable performance of the two premiere-alternations. Her feathery, airy and perfectly intoning voice is for Susanna ideal.”

4. 2. 2018 * ČT 24 * Jakub Kožíšek

M. O. Štědroň: Don Hrabal
(National Theatre's New Stage, Prague)

“...Yukiko Kinjo was a charming and witty ‘Muse’, whether as a cultivated American student of Czech ‘Dubenka’ or as a carnal ‘Gypsy’.”

16. 12. 2017 * Opera Plus * Olga Janáčková

Giuseppe Verdi: Il trovatore
(South Bohemian Theatre České Budějovice)

“...in the foreground of a production stood the soprano Yukiko Kinjo with her deliciously resonating lyrical soprano with pleasantly round high notes... I appreciate primarily the sense for beautiful, musical, instrumentally fluently unfolding phrases led in nicely arched arcs. The structurally lyrical voice is in a space very strong which is important. The singing show is certainly enhanced by an appearance too, when the soprano creates together with charismatic Paolo Lardizzone a pair of lovers attractive even purely theatrically.”

24. 1. 2017 * Opera Plus * Jiří Fuchs

E. Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
(The State Opera Prague)

“The second premiere delighted with seamless singing and a delicious sweet play of Yukiko Kinjo as Gretel.”

26. 4. 2015 * Svět opery * Olga Janáčková

W. A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
(The Estates Theatre Prague)

“...Pamina of soprano Yukiko Kinjo is really delicate, touching and exceptionally inward.”

12. 2. 2015 * Hospodářské Noviny * Petr Fiacher

Georges Bizet: Carmen
(South Bohemian Theatre České Budějovice)

“In this cast tiny Yukiko Kinjo (alias Micaëla) was shining. She charmingly brings shyness, chastity and courage of a sincerely loving village girl to perfection when ‘scuttles’ around the scene here and there with a childish smile. Thanks to it the originally inconspicuous character becomes a key figure in fact as a messenger and a reminder of the old older in her long solos.”

11. 5. 2014 * informuji.cz * Tereza Pavelcová
 

The Marriage of Figaro in Ceske Budejovice

Yukiko Kinjo whom I referred to as excellent Barnerinka before when she sang with National Theatre in Litomyšl dealt with Susanna was very nicely. Her light soprano is capable of supporting a dynamic modulation, which sympathetically reflected in the aria (F long held in the charming piano).

December 9, 2014
Jiří Fuchs

Two Widows / The National Theatre of Prague

Yukiko Kinjo's perfomance was of high quality, as always.

February 15, 2013
Musical Perspectives

Orfeo and Euridice Estate theatre Prague

The National Theatre has staged an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice. Amor was personified by Yukiko Kinjo, whose perfomance and stlye was the purest and clearst despite the small role.

February 6, 2013
Opea Plus
 

Gluck's Ezio after 260 years in Prague

Yukiko Kinjo (Onorio) showed consistent performance, her voice is clear and nice to listen to.

April 29, 2010
Pavel Šimáček
Opera plus

A thoroughly modern water nymph

Love is hard labor in the National Theater's updated Rusalka

Audience favorites were the three water sprites: Yukiko Kinjo, Lucie Hájková and Michaela Kapustová. It's probably no coincidence that theirs was the brightest, liveliest singing of the evening.

May 14, 2009
By Frank Kuznik - Staff Writer

 Vivaldi Gloria, Ostra picta amata (Celebrations of St.Wenceslas)

Yukiko Kinjo's performance after the break in Ostro picta, armata spina, RV 624, which is the introduction to the famous Gloria, RV 589, was excellent. All artists performed remarkably well and one can say Gloria as the highlight of the evening was outstanding.

15 Sep 2007, Prague
Church of St.Simon and Judas
Jan Baťa