Shoko Fukuda (Dramatic Soprano) was born in JAPAN to a Russian father and a Japanese mother. She graduated from the piano department of the Osaka College of Music. Subsequently she graduated from the Osaka University of Arts, major subject vocal music. She was awarded several prizes, among them the second prize at the 6th Osaka International Music Competition and a prize at the 1st Tokyo International Vocal Music Competition.

Studied under Gianfranco Pastine. In 2010 she performed Bruenhilde in "Die Walkuere" at the Wagner music festival Arakawa-Bayreuth in Tokyo, for wich she was highly acclaimed "the birth of a genuine Wagner singer who is rare in Japan".

Her debut album "Italian opera arias: a compilation" was released in September 2010. The well-known magazine "Ongaku Gendai" recommended her CD, stating "Fukuda's voice with it`s outstanding volume and depth, combined with her excellent vocal control seem to be the secret behind her extraordinary performance ... which is so dynamic. Even in the heights her voice maintains it`s dimension, which is rare for a Japanese soprano singer. She definitely has all the premises to make her career as a top opera singer inside as well outside of Japan.

She performed joint recitals with German pianist Stephan Moeller (professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna) in the Ginza Yamaha Hall in April 2011, and in Vienna in June 2011. In May 2012 she performed joint recitals with Israelian pianist Gilead Mishory (professor at Hochschule fuer Musik Freiburg, Germany) in Vienna, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and Osaka. She graduated summa cum laude from the 54th full-time class of the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Training Institute. In September 2011 she sang Brünhilde in "Götterdämmerung" at the Wagner music festival Arakawa-Bayreuth, a highly acclaimed performance which was praised as "a victory of her bright and overwhelming voice". Since 2012 she has been performing leading roles such as "Madama Butterfly" (Bulgarian State Opera Stara Zagora, Slovakian State Theatre Košice), "Don Carlo", "La Traviata" (Shinjuku Opera Tokyo), "Turandot" (Metropolitan Opera Tokyo), "Tristan und Isolde", "Siegfried", "Fliegende Holländer" (Nihonbashi Opera Tokyo) etc.

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