Soprano Shu-ying Li – soprano
Chinese Soprano Shu-ying Li is one America’s leading Puccini Soprano, sought after for roles such as Cio-cio San in Madama Butterfly, Liu in Turandot. Following a recent performance of Madama Butterfly with New York City Opera, which was simulcast on PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center telecast, New York Times critic acclaim “A really striking performer, offered big, clear singing with dramatic nuance as Butterfly; …was convincing and vocally impressive. Her strong, clear, expressive voice easily penetrated Puccini’s lush orchestration” The performance went on to win an Emmy Award. She also went on to win the Diva Award, as well as the Stanley Tausend Award for outstanding performer of New York City Opera.
In the 2013/14 season Ms. Li performs Cio-cio San in Madama Butterfly with Korean opera, Ottawa Opera and Colorado Opera. Ms.Wen-Jen He in world premiere opera by River flows to east” to open Shanglai international Art Festival. She has also sung successfully in multiple concerts as a soloist of G.Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and No. 4, as well as Beethoven’s symphony No 9. She also had glowing success in her performance of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” with the Tokyo Metropolitan symphony.
She has performed the major roles include: Madama Butterfly as Cio-cio San, La Boheme as Mimi, Manon Lescaut as Manon, Tosca as Tosca , Turandot as Liu, Suor Angelica as Angelica; Don Carlo as Elisabetta, La Traviata asVioletta; Ariadne auf Naxos as Ariadne, Faust as Marguerite, L'Elisir d'amore as Adina, Le Nozze di Figaro as Contessa,Carmen as Micaela , Tea as Princess, WenJi as the title role of world premiere opera. She has sung with many different opera companies through China to Europe and USA. Such as New York City Opera, Atlanta Symphony ,Florida Grand Opera, Nagoya Theater in Japan, Cincinnati Opera, Baltimore Opera, Portland Opera, Connecticut Opera, Columbus Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Hawaii Opera,Hong Kong Grand Opera and Shanghai Grand Opera, Columbus opera ,Arizona Opera, Lyon Opera house France and New Zealand International Art Festival, Tel Aviv and Opera North, Budapest Opera,Shanghai Grand Opera, Ottawa lyric opera in Canada Hong Kong International Art Festival .