Albert and Anne Chao/Carolyn J. Levy Fellow
Tenor Winged Angel in It’s a Wonderful Life. HGO Studio artist (2015–17). Previously: Winner of the Audience Choice Award and the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award in HGO’s 2015 Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias.
About the Artist:
Yongzhao Yu earned degrees from the Shandong University of Arts and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and was a studio artist with the Zhou Xiaoyan Opera Center. 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. He has won awards in the Shanghai division of the 15th National Youth Singer TV Competition, the Beijing International Music Competition, and Opera Concorso (first prize). In the summer of 2016, he sings Rodolfo in Wolf Trap Opera’s production of La bohème with the National Symphony Orchestra.