Ryoko Sunakawa graduated from the Musashino Academia Musicae and its graduate school. She studied in Milano.
She won first prize in the 34th Concorso Italo-Giapponese. She won first prize in the 69th Music Competition of Japan. She won the Zandonai Award in the 12th International Competition for Young Opera Singers “Riccardo Zandonai”. She was awarded the 16th Gotoh Memorial Cultural Award Most Promising Young Talent Prize in Opera.
She earned high acclaim for the roles of Liu in “Turandot”, Micaela in “Carmen”, Pamina in “Die Zauberflöte”, Antonia in “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”, Mimi in “La Bohéme”, La Contessa in “Le nozze di Figaro”, Violetta in “La Traviata”, Marie/Marietta in “Die tote Stadt”, Sophie in “Werther”, Norina in “Don Pasquale” among others in the Fujiwara Opera, the New National Theatre, Tokyo, BIWAKO HALL and other theaters. Recently she performed the title role in “Tosca” and Nidda in “I Pagliacci” to high acclaim. She is scheduled to perform in various operas including the Fujiwara Opera production of “La Traviata” as Violetta.
Her varied activities include performances with orchestras and concerts, as well as appearances in NHK’s Meikyoku Album, Eiga Ongaku ni Kanpai, the NHK New Year Opera Concert and Best of Classic. She has achieved popularity as a leading soprano in Japan because of her solid technique and beautiful presence on stage. She is a member of the Fujiwara Opera.
- 2019/7/13 【Tokyo Bunka kaikan Main Hall】
- 2019/7/21 【New National Theatre, Tokyo OPERA PALACE】
- 2019/7/28 【BIWAKO HALL Main Theatre】
- 2019/8/4 【Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater】