On March 13, a reception was held at Consul General Okai’s residence in honour of world-renowned Japanese opera singer Mihoko Kinoshita, inviting music communities in Vancouver. She sang “First Love,” a song inspired by Takuboku Ishikawa’s poem “A Handful of Sand.” Prior to this, Ms Kinoshita performed at the Norihiro Okabe Kinen Spring Concert by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra on March 10, and also at a charity event hosted by the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, where she captivated hundreds of audience with her most beautiful voice.
Ms. Kinoshita completed here postgraduate degree at Musashino Academy of Music and went on to study in Italy. In 2001, she won Japan’s three major vocal music competitions. Currently based in Houston, Ms. Kinoshita is performing actively around the world, especially in Europe and North America. She has played the lead role in Madame Butterfly at the Vancouver Opera twice in the past.
Reception in Honour of Opera Singer Mihoko Kinoshita
March 24, 2017