Eri Nakamura sings Susanna in Andreas Homoki's Le nozze di Figaro at New National Theatre Tokyo
Eri Nakamura returns to the New National Theatre Tokyo on 20 April 2017 in the role of Susanna in fellow Intermusica artist Andreas Homoki's production of Mozart Le nozze di Figaro.
Later this season, audiences in Nakamura’s native Japan can also see her as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Hyogo Performing Arts Centre. Recently, Nakamura made her debut as Mimi in La bohème with the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile.
Eri Nakamura debuts as Mimi in La boheme at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile
Eri Nakamura travels to South America this month to make her role debut as Mimì La bohéme at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile on 7 September 2016. She returns to the theatre after her hugely successful Juliette Romeo et Juliette in 2013:
“Eri Nakamura… possesses a beautiful soprano voice that was naturally handled throughout the performance, her coloratura singing was extremely easy, and it is not surprisingly that this expressive singing, coupled with acting excellence, was awarded with standing ovations by the audience, following both her arias and her duets with Romeo.”
Visiones Criticas, July 2013
Nakamura, who continues to expand her Puccini repertoire by debuting her first Butterfly in 2018, is joined by an international cast which includes Aquiles Machado (Rodolfo), Vittorio Prato (Marcello) and Catalina Bertucci (Musetta).
The production in Santiago opens on 7 September, with subsequent performances on 9, 13 and 15 September.
Eri Nakamura sings Dvořák Stabat Mater with the Czech Philharmonic
Eri Nakamura returns to the Czech Philharmonic to perform in Dvořák Stabat Mater on 23 March 2016 at the Rudolfinum in Prague. Nakamura sings alongside Elizabeth Kulman, Michael Spyres and Jongmin Park under the baton of conductor Jiří Bělohlávek.
Currently part of the ensemble at Bayersiche Staatsoper, Nakamura’s performances with the company this season include Zerlina in Mozart Don Giovanni and Woglinde in Wagner Götterdämerung.
Eri Nakamura makes her house debut at Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse
Eri Nakamura makes her Théâtre du Capitole debut on the 19 June 2015 with a new production of Turandot by Calixto Bieito. Nakamura last performed the role at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to huge critical success:
"The Japanese soprano Eri Nakamura, as the slave girl Liu, did that miraculous opera thing that happens all too rarely: infused a perfectly ridiculous scenario with real feeling through her sumptuous singing."
Financial Times, September 2013
"The beautifully sung and touchingly acted Liù of Eri Nakamura reminds us of how much better Puccini’s lines sound when the notes are joined together and given light and shade."
Times, September 2013
Starring alongside Nakamura will be Elisabete Matos in the title role with Alfred Kim as Calaf, and the production is conducted by Stefan Solyom.
Eri Nakamura: concert performance of Das Rheingold with Hong Kong Philharmonic
Eri Nakamaura performs the role Woglinde in Wagner’s Das Rheingold with the Hong Kong Philharmonic on 22 and 24 January, conducted by their Music Director Jaap van Zweden, as part of the orchestra’s Ring Cycle to be performed over four years. Other cast members include Matthias Goerne as Wotan, Muchelle DeYong as Fricka and Anna Samuil as Freia.
Nakamura’s previous performances as Woglinde in Wagner’s Ring operas have been praised by the press:
Woglinde in Wagner Das Rheingold
Bayerische Staatsoper / cond. Kent Nagano / dir. Andreas Kriegenburg
“With beautifully balanced harmony and clear diction the Rhine Maidens Eri Nakamura, Angela Brower and Okka von der Damerau are very convincing.”
Thomas Molke, Online Musik Magazin, July 2012
Woglinde in Wagner Götterdämmerung
Bayerische Staatsoper / cond. Kent Nagano / dir. Andreas Kriegenburg
“The Rhine Maidens (Eri Nakamura, Angela Brower, Okka von der Damerau) sing to the highest standard...”
Oliver Schneider, Drehpunkt Kultur, July 2012
There will be two performances of Das Rheingold on 22 and 24 January at the Kong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.
Eri Nakamura: role debut as Gilda in Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House
Eri Nakamura makes her debut as Gilda Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on 17 September. This David McVicar production of has become a favourite with audiences at Covent Garden and this year’s production will be screened live across the country as part of the BP Big Screen relays on Wednesday 17 September, with Nakamura as Gilda and Dimitri Platanias as Rigoletto.
Nakamura first came to prominence at Covent Garden when she stepped into cover Anna Netrebko as Giulietta in 2009 whilst still a member of the Jette Parker scheme, a performance that was praised in the press:
“Nothing so far could have prepared the audience for the confidence, brilliance and pathos of her appearance in such a challenging role as Bellini’s heroine. Legato, coloratura, breath control, intonation and beauty of timbre were all securely in place. For Nakamura the future looks bright indeed.”
Opera, May 2009
Future highlights for Nakamura include Gretel in Munich, Woglinde Das Rheingold with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Liù at the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse and her role debut as Mimi.
Eri Nakamura sings Gilda on 17 and 21 September. For more information about the BP Big Screens, click here.
Eri Nakamura debuts Shostakovich’s Seven Verses by Alexander Blok at Auditorio Nacional, Madrid
Eri Nakamura performs Shostakovich’s Seven Verses by Alexander Blok in a chamber concert at the Auditorio Nacional, Madrid, on 10 June. She performs alongside violinist Alina Ibragimova, cellist Henri Demarquette and pianist Bertrand Chamayou. The concert also features Shostakovich’s Trio No.1 Op.8, Trio No.2 in E minor Op.67 and selections from his collection of Preludes and Fugues Op.87.
Nakamura comes fresh from her US debut as Pamina The Magic Flute at Washington National Opera, for which she received critical and public acclaim:
“Japanese soprano Eri Nakamura, in her American debut, showed a big, handsome voice as Pamina…”
Washington Post, May 2014
“Eri Nakamura, as Pamina, making her United States debut, is a tiny woman whose lovely soprano voice exhibits real power - so much for the old theory that only large people can sing. She also demonstrated excellent acting ability”
Broadway World, May 2014
In September this year, Nakamura returns to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to make her debut as Gilda Rigoletto. Future roles include Liu Turandot, Gretel Hansel und Gretel and her debut as Mimi La bohème.
Eri Nakamura makes US debut in new production of The Magic Flute for Washington National Opera
Eri Nakamura sings the role of Pamina in Washington National Opera’s new production of The Magic Flute on 5 May for her US debut. Directed by Harry Silverstein and conducted by Philippe Auguin, The Magic Flute is presented as a co-production between Washington National Opera, San Francisco Opera Association, Opera Omaha, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Opera Carolina.
Later in the season, Nakamura performs Shostakovich’s Seven Verses by Alexander Blok in recital in Madrid, before returning to the Bayerische Staatsoper for Die Frau Ohne Schatten and Ariadne auf Naxos. She begins the 2014/15 season making her debut as Gilda in David McVicar’s production of Rigoletto for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Nakamura will perform alongside Piero Pretty and Dimitri Platanias under the baton of Maurizio Benini.
After opening on 5 May, Nakamura’s further performances in The Magic Flute take place on 7, 10 and 17 May.
Eri Nakamura makes debut as Antonia Les Contes d'Hoffmann at Bayerische Staatsoper
Following her acclaimed performance as Liu Turandot at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Eri Nakamura makes her role debut as Antonia in Richard Jones’ production of Les Contes d'Hoffmann at Bayerische Staatsoper on 8 February.
Jacques Offenbach’s 1881 'opera fantastique' is based on the play of the same name that drew on the biographies and works of E.T.A. Hoffmann, depicting the stereotypical German romantic artist and the three women in his life. Joseph Calleja takes the title role, while Nakamura joins Rachele Gilmore and Brenda Rae to complete the triptych of Hoffmann’s women: the “lifeless doll with a heart of ice”, the “virtuoso”, ill and destined to die, and the “shameless courtesan”.
Later in the season, Nakamura reprises the roles of Clorinda La cenerentola, Xenia Boris Godunov, and Voice of the Falcon / Voice of the Unborn Child Die frau ohne schatten, all at Bayerische Staatsoper. She goes on to make her US debut as Pamina Die Zauberflöte for Washington National Opera.
Les Contes d'Hoffmann is conducted by Constantin Trinks and opens on 8 February with further performances on 11 and 14 February.