Japanese Tomoko Makuuchi studied with Henny Diemer at the Utrecht Conservatory and afterwards worked with Opera Studio Nederland. At the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris she was understudy to Nathalie Dessay, Rebecca Evans and Barbara Bonney. Her repertoire includes roles in Iphigénie and Aulide (with the Radio Chamber Orchestra), in Milhaud’s L'homme et son désir (on tour with the Orchestre National de Lille) and Concubine in The Night Banquet (Paris, New York, Berlin and Perth). After that, she made her debut at the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
Tomoko has been associated with the Chorus of Dutch National Opera since 2004 and has performed solo roles in Rêves d'un Marco Polo, Writing to Vermeer, Het sluwe vosje, Ercole amante, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Le nozze di Figaro, Der Rosenkavalier, A Dog's Heart, Parsifal, Lohengrin, Oedipe, Tannhäuser and Cavalleria rusticana.