Misaki Morino has established herself in works of the baroque and the classical era as well as in contemporary repertory and art songs. In September 2020, she won the first prize at the International Brahms Competition in Austria, and in previous years the first prize at the Japan Music Competition (2018), third prize at the Alida Vane Award Singing Competition (2018), and second prize at the Heinrich Strecker Wettbewerb (2016).
In the 2020-21 season, she sang Beethoven’s Ninth with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, a gala concert with the Kanagawa Symphony Orchestra, and made her debut as Violetta at the Rohm Theater with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra in Kyoto.
Future engagements include Adele in Die Fledermaus at the Schlossfestspiele Ettlingen in Germany (summer 2021), and her debuts at the Luzerner Theater in Du Yun’s oper Zolle (fall 2021) and at the Grand Théatre de Genève in Matthew Shlomowitz’ Electric Dreams (postponed due to pandemic). On the concert stage she will perform Exsultate Jubilate with the Okayama Philharmonic Orchestra (September 2021), Fauré’s Requiem at L’église de la Madeleine in Paris (January 2022) as well as Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem at the Wiener Musikverein (June 2022).
Despite her young career, Ms. Morino has already performed with many companies and orchestras. In 2020, she sang Frasquita in Carmen with the NHK Symphony Orchestra under Paavo Järvi at the Orchard Hall Tokyo and in 2019 Sandrina in La finta giardiniera under the auspices of the Summer Academy of the Wiener Philharmoniker with performances at the Wiener Kammeroper, the Konzerthaus Wien, the Schloss Thalbach und the Musikverein Graz as well as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Okayama Symphony Hall. Previous engagements include Adele at the Gunma Kokusai Academy, Micaela in Carmen and Pamina both at Suginami Public Hall, Silvia in Haydn’s L’isola disabitata with Teatro Barocco in Austria, Soprano I in the world premiere of Shlomowitz’ Electric Dreams at the Austrian festival Steirischer Herbst, as well as the Bridesmaid in Der Freischütz with Oper Burg Gars am Kamp in Austria.
During her studies, she also performed Morgana in Handel’s Alcina (MuTh Konzertsaal Wien), Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (Neue Studiobühne Wien), Contessa di Folleville in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims, (Neue Studiobühne Wien), Lia-San in Abraham’s operetta Viktor und ihr Husar as well as Erste Dame und Erster Knabe in Die Zauberflöte and Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Schlosstheater Schönbrunn).
Her concert repertoire encompasses Beethoven’s Missa solemnis and Brahms’ Liebeslieder-Walzer (Musikverein Wien), Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre), Mozart’s Coronation Mass (Tokyo Suntory Hall), Dvorak’s Mass in D-major (Okayama Symphony Hall, Peterskirche Wien) and many more.
She graduated with distinction from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and holds master’s degrees in Singing (Prof. Margit Klaushofer) and Art Song and Oratorio (Prof. KS Gabriele Fontana). She also sang master classes with KS. Edita Gruberova, KS. Angelika Kirchschlager and Prof. Helmut Deutsch.