Rie Miyake (Princess, A Bird in Your Hand) is a soprano from Tokyo, where she completed graduate studies at the Tokyo College of Music in 2005. She sang Marzelline in a semi-staged version of Beethoven’s Leonore with the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. Under the baton of Maestro Seiji Ozawa, Miyake has performed Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Saito Kinen Festival, and sang “Pie Jesu” from Fauré’s Requiem in a benefit concert in Kobe. She was featured as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C Major and Schubert’s Mass in A-flat Major with the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra. Miyake has also participated in Ozawa’s Ongakujuku Opera Japan Tour as Musetta in La Boheme in 2004, as soprano soloist (cover) in Mahler’s Resurrection in 2006, and as Frasquita in Carmen in 2007.