MEZZO-SOPRANO

MIYAHIGASHIYAMA

BIO

Mezzo-soprano Miya Higashiyama  is currently residing in the Chicago area, attending the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University ('21) where she is receiving her Master of Music degree under the tutelage of Theresa Brancaccio. This past season with Northwestern Opera Theatre,  Ms. Higashiyama covered Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, and sang La Messagiera in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo (as a remote project due to COVID-19). Ms. Higashiyama placed 3rd in the Chicago NATS Classical Competition in the Advanced College/Independent (ages 25-30) category this spring. Most recently, this summer Ms. Higashiyama joined the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Festival (remotely due to COVID-19) where she sang excerpts of Aldonza in Man of La Mancha in a masterclass with Dean Anthony, in addition to participating in the world premiere of "Zoom: Speed Dating Tonight!" the opera, as Dater #55.

For Ms. Higashiyama's full bio, please visit the "About" section.

 

SESTOM from GIULIO CESARE/ NORTHWESTERN OPERA THEATRE
LIVE-STREAMED EVENT DUE TO COVID 19
This fall, the masters students of the Bienen School of Music will be preparing individual role studies that will culminate in a public performance/stream that is COVID-19 friendly and safe. 

SESTOM from GIULIO CESARE/ NORTHWESTERN OPERA THEATRE
LIVE-STREAMED EVENT DUE TO COVID 19
This fall, the masters students of the Bienen School of Music will be preparing individual role studies that will culminate in a public performance/stream that is COVID-19 friendly and safe. 

SESTOM from GIULIO CESARE/ NORTHWESTERN OPERA THEATRE
LIVE-STREAMED EVENT DUE TO COVID 19
This fall, the masters students of the Bienen School of Music will be preparing individual role studies that will culminate in a public performance/stream that is COVID-19 friendly and safe. 

20/21 

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UPCOMING SEASON ENGAGEMENTS

This year, despite the ongoing pandemic, Ms. Higashiyama will be participating in various COVID-19 friendly productions in Northwestern Opera Theatre, competing in local and national competitions, and finishing her masters degree. Last season's highlights included covering Orlovsky in Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus, and singing the role of La Messagiera in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, both with Northwestern Opera Theatre where she is currently pursuing her masters degree. This summer Ms. Higashiyama joined the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Festival remotely due to COVID-19. For more details, ticket information, or info about her earlier events, visit the "Engagements tab.

L'ORFEO / NORTHWESTERN OPERA THEATRE
REMOTE OPERA FILM IN FIVE EPISODES INSTEAD OF LIVE PERFORMANCE DUE TO COVID-19
JAN 15th, 2021 (filmed in spring of 2020)

(Miya will be featured in Episode 2, "A Horrible Accident", which can be viewed here)

COSÌ FAN TUTTE / NORTHWESTERN OPERA THEATRE
MARCH 12th, 2021, live streamed performance, link under "Engagements" tab
Dorabella 

ORIGINAL VOICES/ OLYMPIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MAY 3rd, 2021, live streamed performance, link under "Engagements" tab
Guest Artist 

NATS NATIONAL STUDENT COMPETITION / NORTH CAROLINA
July 8th-10th, 2021 
Advanced College Classical Treble

Media & Gallery 

Ms. Higashiyama has recently sung a wide variety of repertoire ranging from early to new music, opera, musical theatre, and art song. To listen and watch, or see professional photos, please click here

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Miya is currently based in Chicago completing her Masters of Music degree at Northwestern University. To get in touch, please use the following info below or press the "contact" button.

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