Junko Watanabe

watanabeSoprano Junko Watanabe has performed in operas, oratorios, and recitals in the New England area and in her native Japan. She has been featured as a soloist with the Boston Lyric Opera, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Boston Classical Orchestra, Key West Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Masterworks Chorale, Chorus Pro Musica, New England Bach Festival, and Marlboro Music Festival. Her performances have been acclaimed for her “sweet, liquid tones” (Opera News), “ravishing soprano line” and her tone that is “steady, pure, and colorful all the way up into the empyrean above the staff” (Boston Globe). She is currently on the faculty of Amherst College, Brattleboro Music Center, and Rivers School Conservatory.