When did you arrive to Milano?
In 2003 I moved to Milano from Berlin, where I used to study singing.
How and when did you decide that Milano would be the city to live in?
The first time I came to Milano, I was invited by my first Italian singing teacher, a Conservatory professor. I stayed here to live because I met my husband.
What do you think of Milano La Scala Theatre?
This is a very difficult question. Here in Milano, we have La Scala Theatre - a cultural and world heritage of excellence. La Scala Theatre is the opera world centre. However, like all theaters, La Scala also faces many challenges. I have a lot of friends and acquaintances who work there and I know that they spend a lot of forces in order to maintain a high level of shows. This is why we need everyone to be interested in the theater. It is important to have respect for our opera house in the city.
Does Milano have any influence on your work?
Definitely. The city is so full of events and musical activities. There are so many opportunities to experience high-level music. I really like following jazz and pop music. Here there are many clubs that do live shows. The city is very welcoming even for all foreigners. My choir students, some of them from Milano, teaches me the dialect. These are wonderful experiences that I could never have done if I stayed in Japan.