British soprano Charlotte de Rothschild has a passion for classical Japanese songs. She has recorded a CD titled "A Japanese Journey: Nihon no Tabiji," and recently created and performed in a 90-minute television documentary by the Japanese NHK network called "Rothschild Passions."
De Rothschild will offer a free concert of her favorite Japanese songs in Boston on Monday evening. She will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Hall, Showa Boston Institute, at 420 Pond St., the home of the Japan Society of Boston.
The society says de Rothschild, a celebrated oratorio singer and recitalist, will sing a selection of her favorite songs by renowned Japanese composers Kohsaku Yamada, Hidemaro Konoe, and others.
The society notes: "Another of her recordings is Family Connections, presenting English, French and German music associated with her distinguished family over the last three centuries. She will be accompanied in this recital by Danielle Perrett, a virtuoso harpist who has played all over the world."
De Rothschild, a member of the famed British banking family, is a global performer but has a special following in Japan. She studied at the Mozart University in Salzburg, Austria, and at the Royal College of Music in London.
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About James F. SmithJim Smith came home to his native Boston in 2002 to become the Boston Globe's foreign editor after spending 22 years abroad. He was previously based in Buenos Aires and Mexico City for the LA Times, and in Johannesburg, Tokyo and The Hague for the AP. In 2007 he became the Globe's national political editor, coordinating presidential campaign coverage. He is a Yale graduate, and has an MBA. He is married to Maxine Hart and has two sons, Matthew and Daniel.
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