"FAUST" GOUNOD MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS
I am delighted to play the role of Méphistophélès in Gounod's FAUST for the first time, in a production by my compatriot Tomo Sugao...
"Yoshiaki Kimura is the absolute ruler of the play, omnipresent....
...Through his physical presence and vocal power, he commands the stage from the beginning to the bitter end."
""The role was made for Yoshiaki Kimura. Comedic talent, singing aplomb, mimic virtuosity, gestural persuasiveness, all made him the showmaster of a world on a slippery slope."
03.03.2020 Johannes Vetter, Neue Westfälisch
Bass Bariton Recital 2021
"LOVE AND PEACE"
01.08.2021 Tokyo | HAKUJU HALL
(1-37-5 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku 151-0063)
I am pleased that we will give a concert on the topic of "Love and Peace" this year.
As a world premiere, aspiring composers Asuka Yanai, Ayako Nada and Natsuko Nakamura composed Japanese songs for me.
In collaboration with students from the Gift Kids Academy, it will be one of the highlights of this year's concert.
4TH DOCTORATE CONCERT
Tokyo University of the Arts
Enchanted by the ballads of Karl Loewe
This year's program of my final examination consists exclusively of ballads by Karl Loewe, including the centerpiece of my dissertation, the ballad cycle "Kaiser Karl V.", op. 99,
the legendary ballad "Gregor auf dem stein", op. 38, and the imperial ballad "Kaiser Otto's Christmas Party", op. 121
These works are not performed in Japan or Germany, and we are confident that they will add a new dimension to Loewe's appeal.