Yongzhao Yu, tenor
Yongzhao Yu, who won the Audience Choice Award and the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award in HGO’s 2015 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias, is beginning his third season in the HGO Studio. Earlier this season, he performed the tenor Winged Angel in the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s It’s a Wonderful Life. He has performed Flavio in Norma with the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Naulz in Visitors on the Icy Mountain with the Shanghai Grand Theater, and Alfredo in La traviata in the concert hall of the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. He has performed in concert in the Grand Theatre of the Suzhou Culture and Arts Center and in an Eternal Verdi concert in Shanghai in honor of the bicentenary of Verdi’s birth. Further awards include first prize in Opera Concorso. In summer 2016, he performed Rodolfo in La bohème with Wolf Trap Opera. This past summer he sang Alfredo in La traviata with Aspen Opera Center, a role he will repeat in select performances at HGO in the fall. He will also be heard at HGO as Flavio in Norma.