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.
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