Fanyong Du - Tenor

Fanyong DU, lyric tenor, is currently in the Professional Studies Program at Mannes College of Music. In America studied with Mignon Dunn and Arthur Levy.  He lived in Ukraine from 2003 to 2013 and received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Odessa State Academy, where he studied with Elvira Letyagina. Mr. Du has frequently performed in Italy in masterclasses of the renowned baritone Renato Bruson and that of Giuseppe Sabbatini.  His operatic roles include Lensky in "Eugene Onegin", and as soloist in Rossini's "Stabat mater".  Recent operatic engagements were as Rodolfo in La Boheme( June in New York and July in Crested Butte, Colorado2016) Opera role was Nemorino in “L’elisir d’amore” (Mannes production, Dec. 2015), which received raved review from Opera News “Du brought a real sense of bel canto style to bear, with fine gradation of dynamics and tone color culminating in a really admirable ‘Una furtiva lagrima’, complete with perfectly executed messa di voce at the close.”  Besides opera, he has performed in recitals, concerts and galas in America, Italy, Czech, Switzerland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia and China.