William Guanbo Su
Underwriters: Anne and Albert Chao
About the artist: William Guanbo Su won second prize in HGO’s 2019 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias and was a Grand Finals Winner of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He has been a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and a voice fellow at the Aspen Music Festival. 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 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. He was scheduled to return to Aspen in summer 2020 to perform the role of Sarastro in The Magic Flute until it was canceled due to COVID-19.
HGO appearances: Zuniga in Carmen (COVID-19 cancellation); Second Knight in Parsifal (COVID-19 cancellation); Sadistic Sailor in Breaking the Waves. Second-year HGO Studio artist.
Previously at HGO: 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.
Artist’s website: https://williamguanbosu.com/