Toki Hamano (Emerging Artist)


Toki Hamano is a London-based Japanese Baritone. He is joining English National Opera 23/24 season as a Chorus Fellow.

A graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Alexander Gibson opera school, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Tokyo University of the Arts, Toki trained with Scott Johnson and John Evans.

He worked with Grange Park Opera, Scottish Opera and Opera Holland Park. He took part in the Serena Fenwick Programme 2023 with British Youth Opera.

Operatic roles include Fater in Hänsel und Gretel (RCS), Minskman in Flight (RCS), Zuane in La Gioconda (GPO) and Tborite 1 in the Excursions of Mr Broucek (GPO) and Nym and Page (cover) in Sir John in love (BYO), Dandini in La Cenerentola (Barefoot Opera), Forester in the Cunning Little Vixen (HGO), Guccio in Il Trittico: Gianni Schicchi (Scottish Opera), Benoit and Marcello (cover) in the La Boheme (Hurn Court Opera), Dutchman (cover) in the Flying Dutchman (Opera up close), Pilgrim (cover) in the Pilgrim’s progress (BYO).

He has been generously supported by Opera Prelude, RCS Scholarship, McGlashan Charitable Trust, the Leverhulme Trust and Japan public-private partnership student study abroad program.

Longborough debut: chorus, Marcello (cover)/La bohème (2024)