Tomotaka Okamoto

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Tomotaka Okamoto
Also known as Okamoto Tomotaka
岡本 知高
Born (1976-12-03) 3 December 1976 (age 41)
Origin Sukumo city, Kochi prefecture, Japan
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Website sopranista-okamoto.com

Tomotaka Okamoto (岡本 知高, Okamoto Tomotaka, born December 3, 1976) is a Japanese sopranist.

Career[edit]

Tomotaka Okamoto was born December 3, 1976 in Sukumo, Japan, and graduated from the Kunitachi College of Music.[1] He also graduated from the Conservatoire Francis Poulenc with a first place award.[2] His debut album Sopranista charted for 17 weeks on the Oricon Albums Chart, peaking at number 100.[3] He makes frequent guest appearances on national television.[4]

Style[edit]

He is a “sopranista”, a male who has a female soprano vocal range voice. He often dresses in a unique manner when he performs. Most sopranistas and tenors vocalize in a falsetto technique; however, Tomotaka Okamoto is an exceptional “naturally gifted male soprano singer” who exhibits a soprano voice with the strong muscle and great breathing capacity of a man.[citation needed] He does not have a tenor or baritone voice like a general man; his vocal mechanism is that of a female sopranist. “My voice is like a contrabass with violin strings,” Okamoto uniquely explained.[citation needed]

His repertory is various; he sings castrato (Farinelli) compositions in baroque time, opera, Japanese, classic, crossover, musical and pops. He collaborates with Japanese orchestras and artists and also overseas orchestras, such as the Moscow Philharmonic Symphony, the England Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London), and Prague Chamber Orchestra. He has solo concerts with piano in various parts of Japan and vibrates his voice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kanemaru, Atsuko. "Okamoto Tomotaka" (PDF). OF (in Japanese). Shingakusha (18). 
  2. ^ "Guest Profile: Okamoto Tomotaka". Shin Dōmoto kyōdai (in Japanese). Fuji Television Network. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Okamoto Tomotaka" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Okamoto Tomotaka no TV shutsuen jōhō" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 

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