Sayaka Shigeshima will be starting the season 2012/13 member of the ensemble at the German National Theater in Weimar. There she will be seen in roles such as Flora, 3. Dame, Maddalena, Hansel, Mrs. Quickly and Suzuki.
Since childhood she had piano and clarinet lessons. From 2001 - 2005 she completed her vocal studies at the College of Fine Arts and Music in Okinawa. In September 2007 she started with further studies. First at the Richard Strauss Conservatory. From 2008 at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim. As a solo alto Sayaka Shigeshima was heard 2005 with 9th symphony of Beethoven in Okinawa. In addition, she starred in the following years as part of high school productions in Mahler Kindertotenlieder and in Falstaff. She performed as soloist inter alia with the orchestra of the Richard Strauss Conservatory. 2008 took part in master classes with Prof. Josef Loibl in Salzburg and studied since the fall of 2009 in his master class at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts Munich.
She is currently a scholarship holder of the Japan Foundation Yasuda.
Her repertoire includes Falstaff (Quickly) and Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina). Olga in Eugene Onegin to debut in August 2009 in Rheinberg. Appearances at gala evenings, followed by 2009 in Berlin and Rheinsberg (Dalila and Carmen).
In a production of Theatre Academy August Everding (Orlando Furioso by Vivaldi) She sang the role of Bradamante. 2010 she took over the solo alto part in a performance of 9th Symphony Beethoven under the baton of Justus Frantz in Bremen and won the Grand Prix at the singing contest in her hometown of Okinawa.