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Chihiro Asano

Composer

Chihiro Asano, a mezzo-soprano originally from Japan and now based in Boston, has achieved remarkable accomplishments in her education and career. She earned a Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy in 2022 and a Graduate Diploma in Vocal Performance in 2023, both from the New England Conservatory. Chihiro was recognized as a Puerto Rico District Winner in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition.

The 2023-2024 season highlighted Chihiro’s exceptional talent as a performer of new music, featuring her in several cross-disciplinary new operas and original compositions. Her notable roles included Shizue in a Portland Opera production and Naomi in a Boston Opera Collaborative presentation. Chihiro made an impressive debut as Hansel in the Boston Lyric Opera’s Artist Classroom Visits production of “Hansel and Gretel” in 2023, engaging school students across the Boston area. In 2024, she portrayed Cinderella in the Boston Lyric Opera’s Opera101, showcasing her versatility across various prestigious musical venues in Massachusetts, including White Snake Opera, MassOpera, Boston Opera Collaborative, NEMPAC, Nightingale Vocal Ensemble, Cambridge Chamber Ensemble, and Capella Clausura.