Performed by He Wu and fellow Young Artists from the National Opera Studio
This event will include Chinese folk and art songs, as well as indigenous songs from other countries, including Wales, Lithuania and New Zealand. The concert will also feature stunning works from the Western operatic genre, including pieces by Mozart and Puccini.
Doors open at 19:00. Performance 19:30. Refreshments provided.
The National Opera Studio
The National Opera Studio plays an essential role at the heart of British opera. The NOS is engaged by Arts Council England and the UK’s leading opera companies – English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Opera North, the Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera – to provide professional training of the highest quality for singers and répétiteurs who have the potential to become the leading artists of their generation.
He Wu, Soprano: He’s NOS training is supported by the Royal Opera House, Alethea Siow and a Sybil Tutton Award administered by Help Musicians UK.
After studying with Amanda Roocroft at the RCM Opera School, Chinese-born soprano He Wu received her M.Mus with distinction from the GSMD and completed her B.Mus at the RAM.
Operatic roles include Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Diana in Handel’s Giove in Argo (in collaboration with Handel Festival) and Princess in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges. He Wu has performed as a recitalist at the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican and Kings Place, and she has won several awards including First Prize in the Hong Kong Youth Singing Festival, First Prize in the Lies- Askonas Singing Competition, the Michael Head Song Prize (English Song Competition), the Betty Brenner Award and the Helen Marjorie Tonks Award. She was also a finalist at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards (Society Bursary for Young Singers) and a finalist in the television programme Voice of China. He Wu was selected by the Chinese Embassy to receive the Outstanding Artistic Contribution Award for Chinese Students in the UK.
He’s studies have also been generously supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the Sidney Perry Foundation and Help Musicians UK (Sybil Tutton Award). He Wu is a Samling Scholar and an RCM Siow- Furniss Scholar.