Ayako Ohtake, Soprano
Soprano Ayako Ohtake is currently based in Sydney and a member of the Pacific Opera Young Artist Program in 2018. Recently Ayako completed her Masters at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK. Prior to this, Ayako had been studying in Tokyo, Japan where she obtained her PhD in Musical Arts at the Kunitachi College of Music with the highest honours for her performances and thesis on 4 heroines of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann.
For the last few years Ayako has been performing in Japan and the UK. In Japan, Ayako has performed on many stages and won competitions prizes. In London, she has appeared as a concert soloist including Handel’s Messiah.
Ayako made her professional opera debut as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte in Japan in 2015 and she recently completed another engagement for the same role. Other operatic roles include Pallade in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Eurydice in Orphée aux Enfers and Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann.