Yoshikazu Mera

Mera Yoshikazu (b. 1971 Miyazaki, Japan) is a Japanese countertenor. The counter-tenor sings the part which is higher than tenor, but lower than alto. Yoshikazu is one of about twenty counter-tenors in the world. ...show more

Mera Yoshikazu (b. 1971 Miyazaki, Japan) is a Japanese countertenor. The counter-tenor sings the part which is higher than tenor, but lower than alto. Yoshikazu is one of about twenty counter-tenors in the world.

His register is three and a half octaves. Yoshikazu sings classical music, foreign music, Japanese Classical Music, a Negro spirituals,folk songs, and songs from musicals. Yoshikazu Mera has liked to sing since he was child. Before he became a senior high school student, he had already learned many folk songs.

He sang Enka and Japanese Pops, too. He was pretty good at singing, so he wanted to be a pop singer in his childhood. Pop singers in the past needed more strength in their singing than singers today. When he was at university, Yoshikazu Mera learned about classical music and changed from tenor to counter-tenor during his third year in college when he was a junior. ...show less