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William Guanbo Su


Anne and Albert Chao Fellow

About the artist:

A third-year Butler Studio artist from Beijing, William Guanbo Su is a Grand Finals Winner of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the second place winner in HGO’s 2019 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. For HGO’s 2021-22 season, Su will perform the roles of Zuniga in Carmen, First Officer in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Second Armored Man in The Magic Flute, A Mandarin in Turandot, and the Duke of Verona in Romeo and Juliet. During the 2020-21 HGO Digital season, he performed the role of Bowie Krebs in The Impresario and in fall 2019 with HGO, he performed the role of Usher in Rigoletto. He has studied German lieder at the Franz Schubert Institute in Vienna, and in 2017 won first prize in the Gerda Lissner Lieder Competition. During the summer of 2019, he sang Count Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as a Gerdine Young Artist. Last spring, he made his Austin Opera debut as Angelotti in Tosca, and this summer, he returned to the Aspen Music Festival as a voice fellow to sing Sarastro in The Magic Flute and Garibaldo in Rodelinda



HGO appearances: Zuniga in Carmen; First Officer in Dialogues des Carmélites; Second Armored Man in The Magic Flute; Mandarin in Turandot. Third-year HGO Studio artist.

Previously at HGO: Bowie Krebs in The Impresario; Usher in Rigoletto; Fifth Jew in Salome (COVID-19 cancellation)Second Armored Man in The Magic Flute (COVID-19 cancellation). Second place winner in HGO’s 2019 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias.

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