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Hitoshi Tamada (Tenor)

Born: September 12, 1984 - Mino-shi, Osaka, Japan

The Japanese tenor, Hitoshi Tamada, obtained his Bachelor of Music degree in singing from at the University of Music and Fine Arts in Tokyo, where gained first stage experience as Basilio in W.A. Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Ferrando in W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte, Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore and Poisson in Adriana Lecouvreur. During this period he won a special prize in a competition for young musicians in Osaka.

Hitoshi Tamada then moved to Europe, where he studied at the Hochschule der Künste Bern and the Schweizer Opernstudio Bern/Biel with Professor Hans Peter Blochwitz (Master of Arts degree), and at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart in the singing class of Professor Ulrike Sonntag, the Lied interpretation class of Professor Cornelis Witthoefft and new vocal music class of Professor Angelika Luz. During his studies he made his debut with the role of Don Ottavio in W.A. Mozart Don Giovanni in E.T.A.-Hoffmann Theatre in the Sommer Oper Bamberg 2013. This was followed by guest appearance at the Landestheater Coburg with a starring role of a children's opera. With his duo partner Go Uezono he joined in 2013 the Master of Arts in Lied in Stuttgart. In 2013-2014 season, he was a member of SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart as an academist (singer - tenor) and completed successfully his second Master of Arts degree in Contemporary Music in parallel with the internship with the ensemble. During his studies he received a scholarship from DAAD, Nomura Foundation und Yehudi Menuhin Live Musik Now.

Hitoshi Tamada gives many concerts as a soloist performing Lieder as well as sacred and early music. New Music Theater Arts is one of the most important genres in his musical work. Since 2011, He presented several parts in the productions of the Studios für Stimmkunst und Neues Musiktheater Stuttgart, among others the title role of Narcissus in the premiere of a new chamber opera Die drei Tode des Narziss (2012). In Darmstädter Ferienkursen für Neue Musik 2014, he was invited for the main roles of two chamber opera premieres. From 2016 he is involved as a soloist in the Dutch musical theater productions of Silbersee (ex.Vocaallab) directed by Romain Bischoff.

Hitoshi Tamada is currently engaged as an ensemble singer with SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Dresdner Kammerchor, Vocalensemble Rastatt, ChorWerk Ruhr, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, and works primarily under the direction of Marcus Creed, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Florian Helgath, Holger Speck.

Source: Hitoshi Tamada Website (Januar 2016), English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2016); Hitoshi Tamada profile on Facebook ; Photo 04: Photo: Oliver Röckle
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Aryeh Oron (May 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Gerhard Polifka


Video (2014): BWV 182

Links to other Sites

Hitoshi Tamada, Tenor (Official Website) [German]
Hitoshi Tamada on Facebbok


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