Japanese Soprano Singer Shinobu Sato Dies at 61
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Tokyo, Oct. 3 (Jiji Press)--Shinobu Sato, a critically acclaimed Japanese soprano singer who performed both domestically and internationally, passed away on Sunday at the age of 61.
Her funeral was attended by close relatives, and a farewell party is planned for a later date.
The Tokyo-born Kunitachi College of Music alumna completed a training program for opera artists run by the Cultural Affairs Agency at the top of her class in 1984. She debuted in the starring role for the opera "La Traviata" the same year.
Sato found acclaim through numerous performances alongside renowned conductors and orchestras, such as Russia's Vladimir Ashkenazy, as well as her performances in the opera "Madama Butterfly."
She was also active in charity efforts, donating revenue from sales of her compact discs and books to developing countries and areas struck by natural disasters.
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