Keiko singingKeiko Kagawa

Opera Singer, Choral Conductor, Choir Director, Voice & Piano Teacher

Japanese born and educated, Keiko’s operatic roles include Cio-Cio San (Butterfly) in Madama Butterfly, Violetta in Traviata, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Tosca in Tosca, Micaela in Carmen, Nedda in Pagliacci, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Suor Angelica/Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, the First Lady in The Magic Flute, the Mother in Hänsel and Gretel and the First Lady in Christopher Sly. Keiko has performed with North Bay Opera, Montana’s Rimrock Opera, Oregon’s Rogue Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, and Golden West Opera Company, Golden Gate Opera, City Summer Opera (San Francisco), Oakland Lyric Opera Company, Goat Hall Productions (San Francisco), Marin Opera Company, Cal State East Bay Summer Opera and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Keiko will conduct Choral Cosmo’s 19th Season Annual Concert on March/4/2017, will sing at Fortnightly Music Club of Palo Alto on May/7/2017 and “Sisters 姉妹 and Friends Concert USA” on May/13/2017, will perform role of Adina in “The Elixir of Love” in April/May/2018.

Musical theater and dance work includes performances with the Oakland Lyric Opera, San Francisco City Light Performing Arts Company and Infinite Reflections Dance Company.

Keiko walkingIn Japan Keiko’s recorded appearances include several works of Praise Songs and Contemporary Christian Music. In the U.S. Keiko can be heard on recordings by Noel McFarlane and the group “Hikari.” Keiko was the former band leader, keyboardist and lead singer of “Lovely Wind,” a Tokyo based Gospel Jazz Trio.

Behind the scenes television work includes professional make-up work for shows on KQED, KTVU, KRON and corporate clients such as AT & T, Apple Computer and Hewlett-Packard.

Keiko flippingKeiko also teaches voice and piano and serves as the conductor/music director for Choral Cosmo, a Japanese choral group based in Silicon Valley, The choir director for Aldersgate United Methodist Church、Palo Alto and the choir director/music director for Calvary United Methodist Church, San Jose.

Keiko holds the degree of Master of Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her undergraduate degree, a Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance and a Teaching Credential in Music Education are from Tokyo’s Kunitachi College of Music (国立音楽大学).