Photo: Brian Long,  Costumes: Claire Townsend

Momma brought all the dimensions of the role with his strong, mellifluous voice.

—Steven Jude Tietjen

Opera News / Dinorah / Amore Opera / June 2019

Nobuki Momma, a handsome stage figure with a pleasant ringing baritone.

—John Yohalem

Parterre Box / Dinorah / Amore Opera / June 2019

Nobuki Momma ... had greater suavity in his acting and phrasing.

—Eli Jacobson

Gay City News / Dinorah / Amore Opera / June 2019

Salieri, sung by Nobuki Momma with a deep appreciation for the complex role... Momma captures this depth (of the role) fully.

—Suzan Hall

Berkshire Fine Arts / Mozart and Salieri / dell'Arte Opera / August 2018

 


Nobuki Momma, a baritone, graduated from Tokyo National University of Arts with an MFA in Voice. In 2010, he also graduated summa cum laude from the Nikikai Opera Institute, the biggest opera company in Japan. He has performed many roles throughout Japan and the United States, including Marcello in La Boheme, Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera, Germont in La Traviata, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas and the title role of Gianni Schicchi. In 2014, he was awarded a fellowship by the Japanese government to study at Mannes College The New School for Music. He was also awarded the Marty Jeiven Award (Honorable Mention) at the dell'Arte Opera Ensemble 2016 Festival.

Recent Appearances

Escamillo / Carmen / G. Bizet

Regina Opera Company / New York / 2019

Ruggiero / La Liberazione di Ruggiero / F. Caccini

dell'Arte Opera / New York / 2019

Barone Douphol / La Traviata / G. Verdi

New Rochelle Opera / New York / 2019
 

Hoël / Dinorah / G. Meyerbeer

Amore Opera / New York 2019


Peter / Metamorphosis / T. Christman

Christman Opera Company / New York / 2018


Masetto / Don Giovanni / W. A. Mozart

dell’Arte Opera Ensemble / New York / 2018


Salieri / Mozart and Salieri / N. Rimsky-Korsakov

dell’Arte Opera Ensemble / New York / 2018

Giove / La Calisto / F. Cavalli

dell’Arte Opera Ensemble / New York / 2017

 

Marcello / La Boheme / G. Puccini

Minato Mirai Theater / Tokyo / 2017
 

Bretigny / Manon / J. Massenet

dell’Arte Opera Ensemble / New York / 2016
 

Barone Douphol / La Traviata / G. Verdi

dell’Arte Opera Ensemble / New York / 2016
 

Alfio / Cavalleria Rusticana(Excerpted) / P. Mascagni

Ballet Arts Theater(Special Charity Concert) / New York / 2016

 

Renato / Un Ballo in Maschera / G. Verdi

West Side Opera Society / New York / 2015
 

Germont / La Traviata / G. Verdi

West Side Opera Society / New York / 2015

Honors & Awards

Honorable Mention / Marty Jeiven Award

dell’Arte Opera Ensemble / New York / 2016

 

Grant to study music in New York

The Agency for Cultural Affairs under the Japanese Government / Tokyo / 2014

 

Grant to study music in New York

Meiji Yasuda Cultural Foundation / Tokyo / 2012

Shizuko Kawasaki Award

Nikikai Opera Foundation / Tokyo / 2011

Education

New York Program, Canto Vocal Programs, New York, 2019


Mannes College The New School for Music, Mannes NEXT, New York, 2012 - 2016

Tokyo Nikikai Opera Institute, Master Course, Tokyo, 2010
 

Tokyo National University of Arts, M.F.A, Voice, Tokyo, 2009


Tokyo National University of Arts, Certificate of Special Graduate Course, Tokyo, 2004

Tokyo National University of Arts, B.A, Voice, Tokyo, 2002