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Makoto Sakurada (Tenor)

Born: Japan

The Japanese tenor, Makoto Sakurada, completed his MA degree at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, in vocal music under Professor Tadahiko Hirano. He is now pursuing a doctorate at the same university. He continued to study under Professor Gianni Fabbrini at the national conservatory "G. B. Martini" in Bologna and he is studying on vocal technique with Mo. W. Matteuzzi and on the Baroque singing with Ma. G. Banditelli in Italy. He was awarded the 2nd prize at the "International Early Music Concours Brugge" in 2002.

In 1992 Makoto Sakurada made his debut in the role of Rodolfo in Pucciniís La Bohème at a performance given by the University Opera. He subsequently appeared in the rôle of Roméo in Charles Gounodís Roméo et Juliette at a performance by the Tokyo Opera Produce. Both of these appearances were well received. Makoto Sakurada participated in the Accademia di Montegridolfo supported by Suntory Hall, Tokyo in 1993 and studied under Gustav Kuhn and Renato Bruson, who both regarded him highly and invited him to participate in their recitals and performances. Makoto Sakurada is also a member of the Accademia di Montegridolfo in Italy, organized by Gustav Kuhn. He is also a member of the Nikikai Opera.His operatic repertoire includes Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro, Edoardo in Il Cambiale di Matrimonio and Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola.

In addition to his operatic career, Sakurada is also active as a soloist in Oratorio performances, especially of the Baroque era. His repertoire includes the Evangelist in J.S. Bachís St. John Passion (BWV 245), tenor solo in Magnificat (BWV 243) and Cantatas, George Frideric Handelís Messiah, Mozartís Requiem. Recently he sang tenor solo in Mendelssohn's Elias with Wolfgang Sawallisch in Tokyo. Since 1995, he has collaborated continually with Masaaki Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan (for a time he was a member of this ensemble) at many concerts and on CD's as a soloist. He participated their tours in Europe, USA, Israel and Australia. His remarkable performances as a soloist with the Bach Collegium Japan have attracted special attention. He also collaborated with Philippe Herreweghe in 2000 and with Sigiswald Kuijken / La Petite Bande in 2002. In Italy, he has collaborated frequently as a soloist with Il Giardino Armonico, Accademia Bizantina, Capella della Pieta' de Turchini, Orchestra Barocca di Venezia, Europa Galante, La Stagione ArmonicaI Madrigalisti Ambrosiani, etc.

Source: BIS Records (January 2001); NEC Navigates Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2001); Teddy Kaufman (November 2006)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Leonardo García-Alarcón

Tenor

BWV 201 [1st], BWV 205 [1st]
Video:
BWV 201 [2nd], BWV 205 [2nd]

Rudolf Lutz

Tenor

DVD: BWV 1, BWV 18, BWV 73, BWV 107, BWV 138; Selections from BWV 26, BWV 140

Jordi Savall

Tenor

BWV 232 [CD+DVD]

Masaaki Suzuki

Tenor

BWV 10, BWV 12, BWV 18, BWV 26, BWV 36c, BWV 37, BWV 46, BWV 61, BWV 62, BWV 63, BWV 66, BWV 67, BWV 69a, BWV 74, BWV 77, BWV 78, BWV 86, BWV 87, BWV 93, BWV 95, BWV 96, BWV 99, BWV 104, BWV 105, BWV 107, BWV 114, BWV 116, BWV 119, BWV 122, BWV 128, BWV 132, BWV 134, BWV 134a, BWV 136, BWV 137, BWV 138, BWV 139, BWV 143, BWV 155, BWV 161, BWV 162, BWV 163, BWV 164, BWV 165, BWV 166, BWV 168, BWV 172, BWV 178, BWV 179, BWV 180, BWV 182, BWV 185, BWV 186, BWV 194, BWV 208, BWV 211
BWV 244, BWV 245, BWV 524

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Tenor Makoto Sakurada (NEC Navigates)

 

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