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Hongni Wu

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Chinese mezzo-soprano and Jette Parker Young Artists Hongni Wu makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season as Flora Bervoix (La traviata) and also sings Mercédès (Carmen), Siébel (Faust) and, in the Linbury Theatre, Phaedra (Phaedra).

Wu is a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2018). She completed her professional studies and Master of Music Degree at Manhattan School of Music where she was the recipient of the Stan Sesser Career Award. Wu received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Xinghai Conservatory of Music. At Manhattan School of Music she sang Angelina (La Cenerentola), Sesto (La clemenza di Tito) and Dragonfly (L'Enfant et les sortilèges). Other appearances include Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) with Opera Maine, Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) with Martina Arroyo Foundation and Mrs Umeya (Qingling Song) at Guangzhou Opera House. She has participated in the Bel Canto in Tuscany and Scuola di Bel Canto summer programmes in Italy.

Wu has participated in concerts and recitals in New York, Nantucket, Portland Maine, Shanghai, Yangzhou, Nanjing, Beijing and Guangzhou. She has also sung for the Martina Arroyo Prelude Gala Concert and Spring Luncheon Cabaret in New York. She is a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2018).

News and features

New Royal Opera Jette Parker Young Artists for 2018/19 announced

16 January 2018
New Royal Opera Jette Parker Young Artists for 2018/19 announced

Nine new artists will join the Company's professional development programme in September 2018.

Photos

Hongni Wu as Flora Bervoix and Simon Shibambu as Doctor Grenvil in La traviata, The Royal Opera

Hongni Wu as Phaedra in Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Hongni Wu as Phaedra in Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Hongni Wu in rehearsal for Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Hongni Wu and Filipe Manu in rehearsal for Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Carmen, The Royal Opera

Konu Kim, Hongni Wu, Haegee Lee, Edmund Whitehead, Germán E Alcántara, Patrick Milne, Jacquelyn Stucker, Aigul Akhmetshina, Yaritza Véliz, Dominic Sedgwick, Patrick Terry and Michael Mofidian in Recital at Lunch

Konu Kim, Germán E Alcántara, Michael Mofidian, Haegee Lee, Jacquelyn Stucker and Hongni Wu in Recital at Lunch for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room

Konu Kim, Germán E Alcántara, Haegee Lee, Jacquelyn Stucker and Hongni Wu in Recital at Lunch for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room

Jukebox for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room

Filipe Manu as Hippolyt and Hongni Wu as Phaedra in Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Jacquelyn Stucker as Aphrodite, Hongni Wu as Phaedra and Filipe Manu as Hippolyt in Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Hongni Wu as Phaedra, Filipe Manu as Hippolyt, Patrick Terry as Artemis and Jacquelyn Stucker as Aphrodite in Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Hongni Wu as Phaedra and Filipe Manu as Hippolyt in Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Hongni Wu as Phaedra in Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Hongni Wu in rehearsal for Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Carmen, The Royal Opera

Jette Parker Young Artist Hongni Wu

Hongni Wu as Flora Bervoix, Germán E Alcántara as Baron Douphol and Angel Blue as Violetta Valéry in La traviata, The Royal Opera

Jette Parker Young Artist Hongni Wu

Aigul Akhmetshina, Haegee Lee, Michael Mofidian, Hongni Wu, Konu Kim and Dominic Sedgwick in Jukebox for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room

Konu Kim, Hongni Wu, Haegee Lee, Edmund Whitehead, Germán E Alcántara, Patrick Milne, Jacquelyn Stucker, Aigul Akhmetshina, Yaritza Véliz, Dominic Sedgwick, Patrick Terry and Michael Mofidian in Recital at Lunch

Konu Kim, Hongni Wu, Haegee Lee, Edmund Whitehead, Germán E Alcántara, Patrick Milne, Jacquelyn Stucker, Aigul Akhmetshina, Yaritza Véliz, Dominic Sedgwick, Patrick Terry and Michael Mofidian in Recital at Lunch

Production photo of Carmen, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Jacquelyn Stucker as Aphrodite and Hongni Wu as Phaedra in Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Hongni Wu and Filipe Manu in rehearsal for Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Jette Parker Young Artist Hongni Wu

Production photo of Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Hongni Wu as Phaedra in Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Filipe Manu as Hippolyt and Hongni Wu as Phaedra in Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Hongni Wu as Phaedra, Filipe Manu as Hippolyt and Jacquelyn Stucker as Aphrodite in Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Filipe Manu as Hippolyt and Hongni Wu as Phaedra in Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Hongni Wu as Phaedra in Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Michael Mofidian and Hongni Wu in rehearsal for Phaedra, The Royal Opera

Michael Mofidian and Hongni Wu in rehearsal for Phaedra, The Royal Opera