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|Occupation||Classical music singer (soprano)|
|Organization||Bach Collegium Japan|
Yukari Nonoshita is a Japanese classical soprano, appearing in opera and concert. She has recorded many cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach with the Bach Collegium Japan, both as a soloist and as a member of the ensemble.
Nonoshita studied at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. She continued her studies in France at the Conservatoire National de Saint-Maur and the École Normale de Musique de Paris, with Camille Maurane, Hiroko Nakamura and Gérard Souzay.
On the opera stage, she first appeared in Rennes as Cherubino in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, then in parts such as Rosina in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Siébel in Gounod's Faust at Rennes and Angers. She then returned to Japan, where she has focused on French, Spanish, and Japanese songs of all periods. She took part in Historically informed performances, such as Maasaki Suzuki's project to record all cantatas by Bach, and the Baroque Opera Project of Ryo Terakado. A reviewer of volume 26 of Suzuki's project, which includes Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 180, praised her for "her clear upper range and refinement of detail in remarkably well-focused singing".
- "Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano)". bach-cantatas.com. 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
- Cookson, Michael (2005). "Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) / Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - Volume 26". musicweb-international.com. Retrieved 3 November 2015.