Mezzo-Soprano Chihiro Asano from Tokyo, Japan, graduated with her Master of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy from NEC in 2022. Her staged performances include opera, chamber works, and contemporary experimental music. Most recently, she was seen playing Hiroko Watanabe in Jack Perla’s An American Dream and Ljubica in Ana Sokolović’s SVADVA. Other leading opera roles include Carmen in Carmen, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Dame3 in The Magic Flute, and Whitch2 in Dido and Aeneas. In addition to performance, Chihiro is also passionate about teaching and voice science. In August 2021, she presented her research on the Japanese female voice in Anime at the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA) Conference.