Soprano Guanqun Yu is a regular guest at international opera houses in Europe and America. Her commitments in the 2021/22 season include the new production Il Trovatore at Los Angeles Opera. Opéra de Paris presents the artist as Liù in a new production Turandot, a part, which she will sing as well in a new production at Staatsoper Hamburg. Residentie Orkest Den Haag has contracted the soprano for Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra has planned the artist for Mahler‘s Symphony No. 2.
In addition to the major Mozart roles such as Vitellia, Elettra, Contessa, Fiordiligi, Donna Anna and Donna Elvira, Guanqun Yu’s repertoire includes the Italian repertoire in particular. She has already sung Leonora (Il trovatore) at the Metropolitan Opera New York and at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Amelia (Simon Boccanegra) in Valencia, Hamburg and Frankfurt, Desdemona (Otello) at the Palau de les Arts Valencia, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as well as at the Hamburg State Opera, Mimì (La Bohème) in a new production at the Zurich Opera House as well as at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and Liù (Turandot) at the Metropolitan Opera, in Zurich, Cologne and at the Bregenz Festival.
Guanqun Yu is also familiar with the French repertoire singing Micaëla (Carmen) and Mathilde (Guillaume Tell) – a role which brought her a great personal triumph in a new production at Hamburg State Opera.
Her numerous engagements also led her to the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Semperoper Dresden. With Lucrezia in a concert performance of I due Foscari, she celebrated her highly noticed debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2017 next to Plácido Domingo.
Guanqun Yu has already worked with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Michele Mariotti and Cornelius Meister. In 2010 she made her debut in Vienna in Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc under the baton of Bertrand de Billy. Numerous concert commitments have taken Guanqun Yu to Scandinavia and Germany.
Guanqun Yu is winner of the Belvedere singing competition and winner of the renowned Operalia competition. After studying in Shandong and Shanghai, she was a member of the opera studio at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.
Her interpretation of Lina in Verdi’s Stiffelio was released on DVD in a production from Parma.
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