Keiko Clark, soprano, has thrilled audiences across the globe with a voice remarkably pure and clear, and a stage presence fresh and engaging. From performing the most demanding arias, to an emotional rendition of the U.S. National Anthem at Dodger Stadium, Ms. Clark takes command of her stage with a warmth and generosity of spirit that audiences take to heart. Her portrayal of Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, was hailed by ReviewPlays.com, “The audience loved her staccato moves as her voice flirts with almost unreachable heights with the most natural ease and style.”
Most recently Ms. Clark, singing the title role of Juliette, headed a Reprtory Opera cast in Roméo et Juliette, that had attendees offering, “…abundant applause and ‘Bravo!’ cheers throughout, and a standing ovation at the end.” Other principal performances include Constanza in the Celestial Opera Company’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, Norina in Don Pasquale with both Pasadena Opera and Repertory Opera, and Blonde in Intimate Opera’s Yanked from the Harem.
Ms. Clark’s performance in the title role of Lucia in Repertory Opera’s production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, took hold of audiences with her breathtaking color and range. She has also portrayed Adina in The Elixir of Love with Intimate Opera, Madame Goldentrill in The Impresario with USC Thornton Opera, and has performed multiple renditions of the menacing Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute with Riverside Lyric Opera, Repertory Opera, Pasadena Lyric Opera, Bakersfield Symphony, Pacific Palisade Symphony and USC Thornton Opera.
Her career highlights include a series of performances in Croatia where she sang in concerts at the Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik and for Croatian national television. Ms. Clark also performed for Mexican dignataries in Ensenada Mexico singing with the Riverside Lyric Opera and the Ensenada Chamber Orchestra.
The stunning clarity of Ms. Clark’s voice, her vocal strength, and the emotional connection she finds with her audiences has led to performances in a variety of genres. She has recently added more contemporary pieces to her repertoire, mastering original works, such as Emily by local composer James Woodward, and the premier of Imperceptible by local composer Jenni Brandon. In a recent performance of Ms. Brandon’s works, the Crescenta Valley Weekly asserted, “Soprano Keiko Clark… performed the work with superb vocal luster and total emotional commitment. The heartbreak pulsating in the notes… were brought to life through Clark.”
A native of Tokyo, Japan, Ms. Clark trained under a scholarship with legendary tenor Carlo Bergonzi. She holds a Masters of Music degree in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California, a Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory in Boston, as well as a teaching credential from Cal State Long Beach, Calif. In addition to her live performances, Ms. Clark teaches voice in her private studio.