PREVIEWING Season 2019 - 2020

30.11.2019 Premiere "AIda"  |  King

© Photo by Bettina Stöß | Theater Bielefeld 2019
© Photo by Bettina Stöß | Theater Bielefeld 2019

Together with Kjiell Burscheidt and Lena Paetsch hands of the king, I am pleased to play the role of the king in AIDA.



"The king is silenced by a performer, while three apparent courtiers ensnare him and one of them takes on the vocals, and this, Yoshiaki Kimura, is otherwise excellent! ...

Yoshiaki Kimura as a (singing) king strong in his role . "



"Yoshiaki Kimura sings his part with sonorous bass."


10.12.2019 Westfälischer Anzeiger



"... including Yoshiaki Kimura, who completes the vocal part in full depth."

Westfalenblatt OWL

28.09.2019 Premiere "Le Nozze di Figaro"

I am happy to sing the role of Figaro in a production by Alexander Charim. Under the musical direction of Alexander Kalajdzic, 


(Alexander Charim studied German literature and history in his hometown of Vienna.) He worked as an assistant director at the Burgtheater Wien and at the Vienna State Opera, among others with Luc Bondy and Peter Zadek.)


Le nozze di Figaro, in English The Marriage of Figaro or Figaro's Wedding, is an opera buffa in four acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (KV 492).


Yoshiaki Kimura

Photos by Sarah Jonek | Theatre Bielefeld ©2019 




"Powerful and space-filling Yoshiaki Kimura!"

30.09.2019 Kulturführer Ostwestfalen-Lippe 


"Yoshiaki Kimura, too, with his stylish bass-baritone,

is considered to be the ideal cast for Figaro,

who does not just have to embody the smart thing here. "

28.10.2019 Rebecca Hoffmann,


"Yoshiaki Kimura in the title role does not rise in the evening alone into the punchy vocal large format, he also moves on progressively stylistically drawn vocal line."

 30.09.2019 Theater Pur    


"His versatile voice portrays the hero between clumsiness and joke. "

5.10.2019 Neue Westfälische 


"I am proud and happy that Yoshiaki Kimura is part of our ensemble. He is an extraordinary singer,


which thrills the audience with its charismatic voice, extraordinary playing talent and strong presence. He develops his roles with real passion, intelligence and great empathy and gives the characters he embodies so deep, fire and life. I am very pleased to present him in the upcoming season in the title role of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro,

as Mephisto in Gounod's opera Faust, as King in Verdi's Aida and may experience further roles.


 Once again, the audience can enjoy its wonderful versatility: its subtle humor, its playful lightness and its diabolical blackness.


 For me it is clear: when Yoshi Kimura is on stage, the evening becomes an event."



Nadja Loschky

Artistic Director Music Theater|  Theatre Bielefeld 2019

Season 2018 | 2019

07.06.2019 - Premiere "ORPHEUS IN DER UNTERWELT"

I am pleased to sing the role of the Cupid at the Theater Bielefeld in a production of Nadja Loschky in premiere "Orpheus in the Underworld" by Jacques Offenbach. Photo: Bettina Stoess


JAPANESE SONG DAY RECITAL |  tamashima  |  09.august 2019

The concert hall of Tamashima organized this special song recital for this summer.


I will recite only Japanese songs and ballads in my hometown.


Among the composers are u.a. Toru Takemitsu, Makiko Kinoshita, Mareo Ishiketa and Takashi Inomoto.


I am supported by pianist Tomoyo Umemura, who won the Robert Schumann Competition in Berlin.


I am really looking forward to it

Yoshiaki Kimura


As part of my doctoral thesis sing my third concert.


In keeping with my doctoral thesis on Carl Loewe (1796 - 1869) I sing in the first part songs and ballads of the composer.

Eg: "You beautiful fisher girl", "The Virgin and the death" and "sea lights"



In the second part sing a piece by Mareo Ishiketa

"Will the moon" for deep voice and chamber music, which translates as "howling at the moon".


Ishiketa was born on 26th November 1916 in Wakayama and sold on 22. August 1996. He is a Japanese composer. In 1946 he became a lecturer at the Tokyo College of Music and then at the Tokyo Gakugei University, where he was Professor of Music Composition in 1968 and Music Director in 1974.


The district savings bank Reichenau and Douglas Bostock

present "Welcome and Farewell" a song recital featuring well-known and lesser-known songs, ballads and arias.


I give together with Prof. Cornelius Witthoefft, piano (Professor for Lied a.d. State College of Music and Performing Arts, Stuttgart)

Pieces by Schubert, Brahms, Mozart and Debussy, but also by unknown composers like Carl Loewe, Roger Quilter and Takashi Inomoto. The varied program can be found below.

"Hänsel und Gretel"  | Stadttheatre Bielefeld | Premiere 01.12.2018

On 01 December 2018, the opera and Gretel »celebrated the enchanting fairytale opera of

Humperdincks (1854 - 1921) premieres and I was happy to sing the role of the father.

1. SYMPHONY CONCERT -  Reger | Zimmermann| Brahms


Spectacular Zimmerman

The Bielefeld Philharmonic shone with "I turned and looked at everything wrong, that happened under the sun"


"Great bass-baritone Yoshiaki Kimura, a member of the vocal ensemble since 2014. He interprets his extremely demanding part with exuberant passion, clever withdrawal, sarcastic undertone, magnificent vocal volume, every violent orchestral attack." Woe to him who is alone! " He dismisses the audience in the break. "


Neue Westfälische 15.10.2018


In May, a Japanese TV crew accompanied me for 4 days to do a documentary about me, which aired in Japan on June 3, 2018.


Unfortunately so far only in Japanese

"La Cenerentola"  | opera castle hallwyl | Premiere 27.07.2018

Dear Visitor,

on July 27, 2018, the opera "La Cenerentola" will celebrate its premiere with the enchanting fairytale story of Cinderella by Goacchino Rossini (1792-1868) and I am pleased to be able to sing the part of Alidoro.


The courtyard of Hallwyl Opera castle  (Switzerland / Seengen) is the scene of a charming love story with the fairy tale of Cinderella:


 Angelina, the stepdaughter of Don Magnifico, lives with him and her step-sisters Clorinda and Tisbe in the castle. They viciously call her Cenerentola and urge her to do lesser work. But when one day the invitation of Prince Don Ramiro flutters to a ball in the castle, everyone is excited: The most beautiful of the evening, the prince wants to take his wife! Angelina is not allowed to join. But the Prince has only one eye at the ball, which looks very much like her ...


For more information and tickets:

GALA CONCERT "HOMAGE TO ROSSINI"| Göttingen | 01.06.2018

Gioachino Rossini, the composer from Pesaro was a bon vivant and a virtuoso, gourmet and gourmand; his name is rightly still prominent in the schedules of all major opera houses as well as in the menus of many Italian restaurants. 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the death of the "Swan of Pesaro".


A worthy occasion for a new encounter with the great music from La Cenerentola, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Liitaliana in Algeri, Tancredi and other wonderful works. The seven vocal soloists are from Argentina, Japan, Russia, Bulgaria, South Korea and Armenia. Although all of them are still part of the younger generation of singers, they all have enjoyed outstanding success, including at La Scala and the Vienna State Opera. Lastly, they enchanted the enthusiastic visitors of the Alte Oper Frankfurt with this very Rossini program.


The traditional Göttinger Symphonie Orchester is the leading orchestra of Lower Saxony and winner of the ECHO Klassik 2017. The orchestra, whose impressive repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary music, this time is under the experienced direction of Hermann Breuer, who conducts more than 60 orchestras as a guest worldwide Has. Rainer Zagovec will inform knowledgeably and humorously about the life and works of Rossini.

"Das Rheingold"  | Theater Bielefeld | Premiere 03.03.2018

03.03.2018 was the premiere of "Das Rheingold" by Richard Wagner. I am happy to sing the role of Alberich.  Further performances on 06.05. / 20.05. and on 10.07.2018


"Alberich, the power-hungry putschist who fails his craving, finds his master in Yoshiaki Kimura."


(New Westphalian / March 2018)


Manami Okazaki | Koloratursopran

Tatjana Charalgina | Sopran

Kremena Dilcheva | Mezzosopran

Enrico Iviglia | Tenor

Tae-Joong Yang | Bariton

Yoshiaki Kimura | Bass-Bariton

Hayk Tigranyan | Bass


The most versatile and dazzling Italian opera composer of the 19th century was born 225 years ago: Gioachino Rossini, creator of the incomparable "Barber of Seville", would certainly have celebrated such a birthday with many delicacies from the gourmet kitchen, with some excellent wines and a lot of music. We celebrate the great Maestro with brilliant and turbulent, but also with sensitive and melancholic scenes from seven of his most famous operas. 


In addition to the "Barber of Seville", you can listen to excerpts from "Tancredi", "The Italian in Algiers", "Wilhelm Tell", "La Cenerentola", "Semiramide" and "The Journey to Reims". 


Marusen Culture Award Japan 28.08.2017

This year I received the MARUSEN Foundation Culture Prize for the first time.

I have been awarded this as the cultural ambassador of the city of Okayama.


This award is given to important personalities of the city who have become known beyond the borders of the city.


I am very proud to have received this award. Especially as a Japanese who lives in Germany.


iThis summer I had a concert in my hometown. My hometown is TAMASHIMA, where  I was born and grew up to 18 years of age. I have a special connection to my home town., asmy father worked there as a banker for 33 years. Unfortunately, he died in 2007. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of his death. On this occasion, his company sponsored my concert on 28/07/2017. In my mind, I am still very grateful to my father.


Yoshiaki Kimura

Gift MUSIK Com. children's choir 2017

Gift Music Company is a group of young classical musicians, which was set up by me in 2004. 

The aim of the group is to bring the joy of classical music to all children and adolescents of all ages, regardless of their social class. 

This year I gladly spent 4 whole days with my children's choir. Like every year,there was  a big concert at the end, to which all the families and friends were also invited.