Toki Hamano is a Japanese baritone who recently graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Alexander Gibson opera school, studying with Scott Johnson. His study was generously supported by the RCS Scholarship and McGlashan Charitable Trust. He completed the Artist Masters degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Distinction in 2020, supported by The Leverhulme Trust and Japan public-private partnership student study abroad program. He also qualified as both an undergraduate and postgraduate of the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2017 and 2021.
Toki has sung roles and chorus in Grange Park Opera, and in chorus this Summer. Operatic roles include Vater in Hänsel und Gretel (RCS), Minskman in Flight (RCS), Zuane in La Gioconda (GPO), Taborite 1 in The Excursions of Mr Brouček (GPO), Nym and Page (cover) in Sir John in Love (BYO), and Dandini in La Cenerentola (Barefoot Opera). This year Toki is supported by Opera Prelude.