Usher in Rigoletto; Fifth Jew in Salome; Second Armored Man in The Magic Flute. First-year HGO Studio artist.
Previously at HGO:
Second place winner in HGO’s 2019 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias.
About the Artist:
William Guanbo Su was a 2019 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He recently earned his master’s degree at the Juilliard School. He has been a member of the Gerdine Young Artist program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and he has also been a voice fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he played as the principal role of Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville. Other opera roles include Pluton in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie, Herr Reich in Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Seneca in Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea. He has also concentrated on German lieder at the Franz Schubert Institute in Vienna, where he was coached by Emmy Ameling, Helmut Deutsch, Robert Holl, and others. In 2017, he made his Carnegie Hall solo debut with the Cecilia Chorus of New York and won first prize in the Gerda Lissner Lieder Competition the same year. He returns to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in the summer of 2019 as Count Ceprano in Rigoletto.