NACOSKI: "THE JAPANESE RECOGNIZE US AS A BIBLICAL COUNTRY"
After the excellent performances in Japan and upcoming performances in Canada, Blagoj Nacoski has confirmed himself as the “most renowned Macedonian opera singer and best Macedonian tenor of all times,” as Wikipedia puts it.
Nacoski is the only Macedonian whose name is has been written on the wall of the Concert Hall in Niigata, Japan. His signature is accompanies with the Macedonian flag and this hall is where Nacoski was recently greeted with ovations and called back on stage for six times.
What are your impressions from the most recent performance in Japan? Do the Japanese know anything about Macedonia and our artists?
- This was my second performance in Japan after my role in “Traviata” in Tokyo in 2004. It is a great feeling to sing to the Japanese audience. They are great classical music lovers and they know how to truly award what they like. To sing in Japanese halls is magnificent because of the perfect acoustics. Their halls are really enormous, but that is not a problem at all because the “voice” travels to the last seat. Macedonia is not unknown in this distant country.
The Japanese often tell me that they have read about Macedonia in the Bible, which I am especially happy about, and they have never forgotten the success of our football coach Gjoko Hadzievski in Japan a few years ago. As for the Macedonian artists, Simon Trpceski’s and my CDs can be found in stores throughout Japan. (Excerpt from a larger interview.)
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