Tomohiro Takada graduated from Kunitachi College of Music in 1999. After Studying at Niki-Kai Opera Studio, he graduated with top honor with the Docomo Award from Kunitachi College of Music’s graduate school, where he majored in German Lied. Since then, Takada has won numerous awards including second prize at Yuai German Lied Competition in 2003, the Tamaki Miura Special Award from the 4th Shizuoka International Opera Competition in 2005 as well as first prize at the 4th International Nagakute Opera Competition in 2006.
From 2003 to 2005, Takada participated in Seiji Ozawa Ongaku Juku Opera Project as Eisenstein in J. Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, Marcello in Puccini’s La Boheme, and Figaro in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. He also sang the same roles at the project’s special concerts in Joetsu, Utsunomiya, Kobe, Tenshin, and Shanghai. In addition, Takada took the role of Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze Di Figaro and Figaro in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at Saito Kinen Orchestra Opera Concert for Young People in both 2005 and 2006.
Other opera credits include Guglielmo in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte as well as Bernard in Kuhlau’s Die Raeberburg at the 4th subscription concert of the International Friedrich Kuhlau Society, which was his first opera appearance in his native Japan. As a soloist, he has performed Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, Faure’s Requiem, and Brahms’s Ein Deutches Requiem.
Takada’s debut in Germany was marked by the role as Bello in Puccini’s La fanciulla del West at the Staatstheater Stuttgart in 2007. He was consequently signed by Theater Kiel and had his first performance there in Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss II as Dr. Falke, which won him spectacular press reviews. He also had a guest appearance at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven.
Recent highlights include singing Don Giovanni in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Sixtus Beckmesser in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Theater Kiel, which were highly praised by critics in Germany. In Japan, Takada performed the role of Figaro in Hyogo Performing Arts Center’s opera project of The Barber of Seville produced by Yutaka Sado in 2013.
Tomohiro Takada has studied under Uwe Heilmann, Kyoko Akiba, Yasutomo Nozaki, Susumu Matsumoto and Tom Krause. He currently lives in Germany and is on the roster of Theater Kiel.