Japanese Soprano, Mizuho Takeshita is one of the most exciting young singers in today’s operatic realm. She envelops her audience with vocal legato and musical intellect. Her energy and passion for singing has led Ms. Takeshita to develop a flourishing performance and teaching career. Most recently, Mizuho gave her Lincoln Center Debut at Alice Tully Hall singing with the Mannes Orchestra. She was selected by the Martina Arroyo Foundation’s Prelude to Performance to sing the part of Olympia in Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffmann” to which she “aced Olympia's roulades with crystalline accuracy and blazing sustained notes above the staff.” – The Metropolitan Opera Guild. Ms. Takeshita holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree from Ochanomizu University in Japan and a Professional Study Diploma from Mannes College The New School for Music where she studied under the tutelage of Amy Burton.