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About

Chihiro Asano is a mezzo-soprano based in Boston and is originally from Japan. She holds a Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy (2022) and a Graduate Diploma in Vocal Performance (2023) from the New England Conservatory.

In 2023, Chihiro was recognized as a Puerto Rico District Winner in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition.

Artistic Highlights

Throughout the 2023-2024 season, Chihiro's artistic endeavors illuminated her exceptional talent as an interpreter of new music. Her performances were marked by the premieres of several cross-disciplinary new operas and original compositions, showcasing her versatility and artistry on stage. Notable roles include Shizue (Portland Opera) and Naomi in the living room (Boston Opera Collaborative).

Performance Highlights

Chihiro made a captivating debut as Hansel with the Boston Lyric Opera in the Artist Classroom Visits production of Hansel and Gretel (2023), bringing opera to numerous Boston-area school students. Additionally, she portrayed Cinderella (2024) with the Boston Lyric Opera in Opera101. Her versatile talent has graced esteemed musical venues across Massachusetts, including White Snake Opera, MassOpera, Boston Opera Collaborative, NEMPAC, Nightingale Vocal Ensemble, Cambridge Chamber Ensemble, and Capella Clausura.

Teaching and Research

In addition to her performing career, Chihiro is deeply committed to teaching voice and advancing her knowledge of voice science. In August 2021, she presented her research on the Japanese female voice in Anime at the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA) Conference.

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