HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market offers the opportunity to hear a truly mesmerizing Japanese vocal talent as soprano Nao Masaoka performs for us. As a former star of the world famous Takarazuka Revue, the unique all-female song and dance troupe, Nao will be performing tunes from famous Takarazuka shows such as The Rose of Versailles and Elisabeth. Her repertoire will also include traditional Japanese songs, as well as Western standards such as Amazing Grace.
Nao Masaoka joined the Takarazuka Revue in 1991. As part of the Flower Troupe, she quickly became established as one of the leading performers of male roles thanks to her singing, dancing and acting prowess. She remained with the Revue until 2004, during which time she appeared in many of its classic productions. She has since had an active and varied career as a singing coach, actress, presenter and personality.