Yasushi Hirano © Taro Morikawa
Yasushi Hirano © Taro Morikawa
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Yasushi Hirano

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BIOGRAPHY

Yasushi Hirano studied in his hometown Tokyo, completing his education with honors in 2007 with a postgraduate degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

He first appeared at the Salzburg Festival in Hans Werner Henze’s world premiere of Gogo no eiko under the baton of Gerd Albrecht and subsequently joined the ensemble of the Opera in Graz, where he could be heard in roles such as The Hermit (Der Freischütz), Samuel (Un ballo in maschera), and First Apprentice in Alban Berg’s Wozzeck. He sang the roles of Phorbas and Pan in the Austrian premiere of Marin Marais’ Alcione, and interpreted the Voice of Neptune in Mozart’s Idomeneo at the styriarte Festival under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, with whom he also collaborated as Micha in Smetana’s The bartered Bride.

He gave his debut at the New National Theater in Tokyo in 2010 as Der Geisterbote in Richard Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten, returning in 2012 as Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni as well as King in Verdi’s Aida in 2013.

In 2008/09 Yasushi Hirano joined the ensemble Volksoper Vienna, where he has since interpreted roles such as the title role in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Zuniga in Carmen, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Ferrando in Il Trovatore, Colline in La Bohème, Bonzo in Madama Butterflyand Timur in Turandot, just to name a few.

Besides opera, Yasushi Hirano also enjoys a successful career as concert singer, appearing at prestigious concert halls such as the Berliner Philharmonie, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Smetana Hall in Prague or the RAI Auditorium in Turin. He made his debut at the Wiener Musikverein as soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 along with the Tonkünstler Orchestra conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, and appeared as Mephisto in Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust under Dirk Kaftan.

Yasushi Hirano’s further engagements include appearances in Verdi’s Alzira as well as Sparafucile in Rigoletto and Ferrando in Il Trovatore, all of them under the baton of Gustav Kuhn in Erl. In 2015 and 2016 he could be heard as Mandarino in Puccini’s Turandot at the Bregenz Festival, where he also returned in 2017 and 2018 as Zuniga in Bizet’s Carmen.

After his successful debut as The Hermit in Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz in 2014, Yasushi Hirano returned to the Austrian Oper Burg Gars Festival in 2019 for the role of Don Fernando in Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio.

Upcoming engagements at the Volksoper Vienna comprise, among others, Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto, his debut as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte as well as the part of Truck in a new production of Jacques Offenbach’s King Carrot. With the Strauss Festival Orchestra Vienna, Yasushi Hirano will tour to Japan under the direction of Peter Guth, and appear as soloist in Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem together with the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra in Osaka. At the Wiener Musikverein, he further appears in Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Tonkünstler Orchestra under the baton of Yutaka Sado. In addition, he reprises the role of Geisterbote (The Messenger of Keikobad) in Richard Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten in the frame of two concert performances of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski in Berlin and Bukarest.

2019 | 2020

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DISCOGRAPHY

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Giuseppe Verdi: Alzira
DVD
Yasushi Hirano, Francesco Facini, Thomas Gazheli, Joshua Lindsay, Ferdinand von Bothmer, Junko Saito et al.
Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento | Instituto Corale ed Orchestrale di Dobbiaco
Conductor: Gustav Kuhn
Director: Andreas Leisner
Label: C&S Entertainment | 2013

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Bedřich Smetana: Die verkaufte Braut
DVD
Dorothea Röschmann, Yasushi Hirano, Elisabeth Kulman, Elisabeth von Magnus, Bibiana Nwobilo, Kurt Streit, Ruben Drole et al.
Chamber Orchestra of Europe | Arnold Schönberg Chor
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Director: Philipp Harnoncourt
Label: Styriarte | 2012

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Hans Werner Henze: Gogo no Eiko
Mari Midorikawa, Yasushi Hirano, Kwang-Il Kim, Zvi Emanuel-Marial, Teruhiko Komori, Tsuyoshi Mihara, Juin Takahashi
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai
Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
Label: Orfeo | 2009

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo
DVD
Saimir Pirgu, Yasushi Hirano, Marie-Claude Chappuis, Julia Kleiter, Eva Mei, Jeremy Ovenden, Rudolf Schasching
Concentus Musicus Wien | Arnold Schönberg Chor
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Director: Nikolaus & Philipp Harnoncourt
Label: Styriarte | 2009

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CALENDAR

Jacques Offenbach: King Carrot

Carsten Süss, Fridolin XXIV. (Prinz von Krokodyne)
Manuela Leonhartsberger, Robin (ein Geist)
Elisabeth Schwarz, Rosée-du-Soir
Julia Koci, Prinzessin Kunigunde
Sebastian Reinthaller, König Karotte
Marco Di Sapia, Pipertrunck | Polizeichef
Yasushi Hirano, Truck | Schwarzmagier
Christian Graf, Hexe Kalebasse | Zauberer Quiribibi
Boris Eder, Baron Koffre | Pyrgopolyneikis
Jakob Semotan, Marschall Track
Andreas Mitschke, Graf Schopp
Martina Dorak, Baronin Koffre | Christiane | Corinne | Brigadeführerin
Daniel Ohlenschläger, Dagobert
Renate Pitscheider, Marschallin Track
Elvira Soukop, Gräfin Schopp
Sulie Girardi, Madame Pipertrunck
Franz Suhrada, Psitt | Carion | Polizist

Matthias Davids, director
Mathias Fischer-Dieskau, stage designer
Susanne Hubrich, costume designer
Michael Grundner, lighting designer
Kati Farkas, choreography
Holger Kristen, choir

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Jacques Offenbach: King Carrot

Mirko Roschkowski, Fridolin XXIV. (Prinz von Krokodyne)
Amira Elmadfa, Robin (ein guter Geist)
Johanna Arrouas, Rosée-du-Soir
Anja-Nina Bahrmann, Prinzessin Kunigunde
Sung-Keun Park, König Karotte
Marco Di Sapia, Pipertrunck | Polizeichef
Yasushi Hirano, Truck | Schwarzmagier
Christian Graf, Hexe Kalebasse | Zauberer Quiribibi
Boris Eder, Baron Koffre | Pyrgopolyneikis
Jakob Semotan, Marschall Track
Andreas Mitschke, Graf Schopp
Martina Dorak, Baronin Koffre | Christiane | Corinne | Brigadeführerin der Ameisen
Daniel Ohlenschläger, Dagobert
Renate Pitscheider, Marschallin Track
Elvira Soukop, Gräfin Schopp
Sulie Girardi, Madame Pipertrunck
Franz Suhrada, Psitt | Carion | Polizist

Matthias Davids, director
Mathias Fischer-Dieskau, stage designer
Susanne Hubrich, costume designer
Michael Grundner, lighting designer
Kati Farkas, choreography
Holger Kristen, choir

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Jacques Offenbach: King Carrot

Mirko Roschkowski, Fridolin XXIV. (Prinz von Krokodyne)
Amira Elmadfa, Robin (ein guter Geist)
Johanna Arrouas, Rosée-du-Soir
Anja-Nina Bahrmann, Prinzessin Kunigunde
Sung-Keun Park, König Karotte
Marco Di Sapia, Pipertrunck | Polizeichef
Yasushi Hirano, Truck | Schwarzmagier
Christian Graf, Hexe Kalebasse | Zauberer Quiribibi
Boris Eder, Baron Koffre | Pyrgopolyneikis
Jakob Semotan, Marschall Track
Andreas Mitschke, Graf Schopp
Martina Dorak, Baronin Koffre | Christiane | Corinne | Brigadeführerin der Ameisen
Daniel Ohlenschläger, Dagobert
Renate Pitscheider, Marschallin Track
Elvira Soukop, Gräfin Schopp
Sulie Girardi, Madame Pipertrunck
Franz Suhrada, Psitt | Carion | Polizist

Matthias Davids, director
Mathias Fischer-Dieskau, stage designer
Susanne Hubrich, costume designer
Michael Grundner, lighting designer
Kati Farkas, choreography
Holger Kristen, choir

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Jacques Offenbach: King Carrot

Carsten Süss, Fridolin XXIV. (Prinz von Krokodyne)
Manuela Leonhartsberger, Robin (ein Geist)
Elisabeth Schwarz, Rosée-du-Soir
Julia Koci, Prinzessin Kunigunde
Sebastian Reinthaller, König Karotte
Marco Di Sapia, Pipertrunck | Polizeichef
Yasushi Hirano, Truck | Schwarzmagier
Christian Graf, Hexe Kalebasse | Zauberer Quiribibi
Boris Eder, Baron Koffre | Pyrgopolyneikis
Jakob Semotan, Marschall Track
Andreas Mitschke, Graf Schopp
Martina Dorak, Baronin Koffre | Christiane | Corinne | Brigadeführerin
Daniel Ohlenschläger, Dagobert
Renate Pitscheider, Marschallin Track
Elvira Soukop, Gräfin Schopp
Sulie Girardi, Madame Pipertrunck
Franz Suhrada, Psitt | Carion | Polizist

Matthias Davids, director
Mathias Fischer-Dieskau, stage designer
Susanne Hubrich, costume designer
Michael Grundner, lighting designer
Kati Farkas, choreography
Holger Kristen, choir

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS

Georges Bizet: Carmen

Stepanka Pucalkova, Carmen
Anita Götz, Micaëla
Johanna Arrouas, Frasquita
Ghazal Kazemi, Mércèdes
Vincent Schirrmacher, Don José
Luke Stoker, Escamillo
Yasushi Hirano, Zuniga
Alexandre Beuchat, Moralès
Marco Di Sapia, Dancaïro
David Sitka, Remendado
Georg Wacks, Lillas Pastia

Anja Bihlmaier, conductor
Guy Joosten, director 
Johannes Leiacker, set design
Karin Seydtle, costumes
Benny Ball, lighting

FURTHER INFORMATION & TICKETS
 

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