Shigemi Matsumoto has had a 22-year worldwide professional singing career, where she has performed with over 50 national and international opera companies and with more than 60 national and international symphony orchestras. She has given more than 300 solo recitals in such major cities as New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Tokyo, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Seattle, Houston and Dallas. She has recorded two CDs with Luciano Pavarotti and has sung with countless luminary singers and conductors of our generation.
Aside from her teaching at CSULB, Ms. Matsumoto is a longtime member of the voice faculty at the University of Southern California (USC). Many of her students have performed with major opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Houston Opera, San Diego Opera and Opera Pacific. Others have performed with international opera companies in Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Brazil, Chile and Austria.