Japanese soprano Eriko Hashimoto is equally at home on the opera stage as she is on the recital platform. She made her opera debut as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (W.A. Mozart) at the Teatro Carcano in Milan, directed by Giuseppe Montesano and Mattia Testi (2019). Later that year, she sang the soprano solo in W.A. Mozart’s Krönungsmesse, directed by Amedeo Monetti. In 2021 she was Cendrillon in P. Viardot’s Cendrillon, directed by Teresa Gargano at the Teatro Coccia in Novara and at Fortezza del priamar in Savona. Currently, Eriko sings Lucia in B. Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, a coproduction of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and the IOA (director: Carlos Wagner).
Eriko graduated from the College of Music Kunitachi (Japan) in 2014. She obtained her Master’s degree with highest distinction from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan in 2020. In 2021, Eriko joined the AMO academy (Operastudio of Teatro Coccia in Novara). Since October 2021, Eriko is a member of the International Opera Academy in Ghent, Belgium.