(笠原 ゆり Kasahara Yuri
) is a Japanese opera
Kasahara is a graduate of Tokyo
's "Star Woman High School of Urawa", with self-education in the Toho Gakuen School of Music
, majoring in singing
, minoring in piano
. During university attendance, she debuted in A Midsummer Night's Dream
in the Samita Hall
. Simultaneously, she recorded several television commercial tunes. (To this date, she has sung over 100 songs for commercials.)
In 1989, she was the part of the Queen of the Night
in a production of Mozart
's Die Zauberflöte
at the Shinjuku Cultural Center
. Following, she was in Cemellia Princess
and Hendel and Grey
. In addition, she has performed a multitude of operettas for many concerts.
In 1990, Kasahara crossed over from Japan
for further operatic studies. She passed many auditions for operas, performed in music festivals, and was regarded as one of Japan's finest vocalists . Several years passed by, and she returned home, with further confidence for the Japanese stage.
In 1994, she went with the Japanese Performance Association
to a French music competition and won first prize. During the same year, she performed in the Toho Gakuen School of Music's 30th anniversary ceremony as one of the top students. In addition, Kasahara also went and performed in the Coca-Cola Special Musical Opera
(also known as The Magic of Coke
, with a nationwide performance).
She most recently has been writing lyrics for operas, obtaining high... Read More