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Graduating Student Recital • TAKE A DREAM KEEP A DREAM • Takaaki Matsumoto, tenor

Thursday • May 25, 2023   |   3:00 pm 4:00 pm

Free – $20.00
While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.


All Longy students present full recitals as part of their education and ongoing evolution as artists. They are charged with thinking critically about what stories they tell, whose voices to amplify, and who’s in the room for their event while also considering how to use performance spaces in innovative ways and how to truly engage audiences and create interactive music experiences. 

Takaaki Matsumoto is a student of Carol Mastrodomenico.

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This graduation vocal recital will revolve around the theme of “dreams.” The repertoire will include musical numbers, opera arias, art songs, Japanese songs, and oratorio pieces. The stage will have a staircase, which symbolizes the path to the future. The recital will feature a unique and personalized structure that sets it apart from a typical concert. The singer aims to convey the message that dreams are essential and that one should always pursue them. Through the songs, the audience will be taken on a journey that reflects the singer’s personal experiences, struggles, and aspirations. The recital will be a celebration of the power of music to express emotions and evoke deeper meanings. The singer hopes to inspire the audience to chase their dreams and to never give up on what they believe in.

Takaaki Matsumoto is native of Osaka in Japan. He came to the US in 2019. Among his prior roles include various operas such as “Maria de Buenos Aires” as Payador, “Phoebus und Pan” as Pan, G&S’s “Iolanthe” as Private Willis, G Verdi’s “Traviata” as Giuseppe, Commissioner and Flora’s Servant at Opera North, Libby Larsen’s “Silver Fox” as Squire (cover) and performed in the chorus, as well as roles in “The Pirates of Penzance” by G&S as Samuel at Marblehead Little Theatre, in the chorus of “Alcina” by Handel, as Baron Pictordu in “Cendrillon” by Viardot, as Waiter in ”Roman Fever” by Robert Ward(Canceled due to Covid), as Sylvester in “Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters” by Ned Rorem (Canceled due to Covid), as Guglielmo ie scenes from “Cosi fan tutte” by Mozart, and as Notary in “L’elisir d’amore” by Donizetti and perform as a dancer in El Amor Brujo. He studied under Robert Honeysucker, Carol Mastrodomenico, and Noriko Yasuda. He is not only singer but also a professional magician. He trained under Mr. Shin and performed magic at bars, restaurants, parties, etc. He has also studied classical ballet and jazz dance since childhood.


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Thursday • May 25, 2023
3:00 pm 4:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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