WILLIAM GUANBO SU
About the artist
HGO Studio alumnus William Guanbo Su’s previous roles with the company include 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, all during the 2021-22 season; Bowie Krebs in The Impresario during the 2020-21 HGO Digital season; and Usher in Rigoletto in fall 2019. In the current season, in addition to this return to HGO, he returns to the Metropolitan Opera as the Speaker in The Magic Flute, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Blitch in Susannah, and Austin Opera as Basilio in The Barber of Seville. He also makes a role and company debut with Boston Lyric Opera as Colline in La bohème. Last season and previously, he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera as the Jailer in Tosca, after singing that role as well as Angelotti with Austin Opera. He debuted the roles of Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Garibaldo in Rodelinda, and Basilio in The Barber of Seville at the Aspen Music Festival. He was 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.