Mezzo Soprano
Mutsumi Hatano
 Mutsumi Hatano started her career as a singer with lutenist Takashi Tsunoda with the programme of lute songs of J.Dowland in 1991 and since then have captured the hearts of the audience with her pure expressive voice and elegant charm.
 She finished her postgraduate studies at Trinity College of Music, London with E.Hawes after her training at the University of Miyazaki, Japan. She is a busy concert performer in Japan and abroad. Since 1994, she toured for Italy, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia India, Korea and many other countries, as the lute song duo, as a soloist of "Bach Collegium Japan" and a vocal guest of early instruments ensemble "Tablatura". She is also particularly identified with the music of contemporary composers of her native Japan, who is a frequent collaborator of Michio Mamiya, and sung his "Serenade No. 3" for the "Hùn Qiáo; Bridge of Souls" world premiere with Yo-Yo Ma at Minnesota in May 2001.
 Mutsumi is also captivated in performing in Baroque Opera. She played Dido in "Dido and Aenes" by Purcel, Phèdre in "Hyppolyte et Aricie" by Rameau, Idamante in "Idomeneo" by Mozart.
 Her discography includes; lute song "Sorrow stay" "The Sally Gardens" "Ancient songs", Spanish song "Cancion Espanolas", works of Monteverdi "Vespere" "Sacred songs on Monteverdi", Japanese songs "Beautiful Japanese songs".
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Sorrow stay--lute songs of John Dowland--
works: Flow my tears/ Come again/ Can she excuse my wrongs?/ In darkness let me dwell/ and others
Performers: Mutsumi Hatano (mezzo soprano) Takashi Tsunoda (lute)
CD(Pardon TH4628),recorded in 1991
Ancient songs
works: Je vivroie liement Machaut /A la guerra B.Tromboncino /Quel espoir guarir P.Guedron /Grief keep within J.Daniel /Dear if you change J.Dowland / Go nightly cares J.Dowland / Amarilli mia bella G.Caccini / Lamento d'Arianna /and others
Performers: Mutsumi Hatano (mezzo soprano) Takashi Tsunoda (lute) Kaori Uemura/ Hiroshi Fukuzawa (viol)
CD(Pardon TH5133),recorded in 1997
The Sally Gardens
works: My bonny, bonny boy / The Sally gardens/ I will give my love an apple / The water is wide / Black is the colour / Carrion Crow / and others
Performers: Mutsumi Hatano (mezzo soprano) Takashi Tsunoda (lute) Kazuo Hanaoka(recorder)
CD(Pardon TH4830),recorded in 1994
Claudio Monteverdi sacred songs
works: Salve Regina SV.284/ Sancta Maria SV.287/ O beate viae SV.328/ Cantate Domino SV.292/ Pulchra es, amica mea SV.206.5/ O bone Jesu SV.313 / and others
Performers: Tomoko Ohmori (soprano) Mutsumi Hatano (mezzo soprano) Naoko Imai (Positive organ, cembalo) Hiroshi Fukuzawa (viol) Takashi Tsunoda (lute,baroque guitar)
CD(Tecla 5054),recorded in 2003
Beautiful Japanese songs
works: Karatachi no hana / Kono michi / Natsu no omoide/ Hana no machi / Sakura yokocho / Karamatu / and others
Performers: Mutsumi Hatano (mezzo soprano) Ichiro Nodaira (piano)
CD(avex classics AVCL25003),recorded in 2003

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