Vivian Yau

SOPRANO

"JE SUIS TITANIA"
Mignon/Thomas
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"S'ALTRO CHE LACRIME"
La Clemenza di Tito/Mozart
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"APPARITION (MUSIC VIDEO)"
George Crumb
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Vivian Yau

(She/her/hers) Hailed as “a light, silvery, bright soprano with impressive coloratura” (The Aspen Times), Hong Kong Soprano Vivian Yau has been voted “My Favorite Young Music Maker” on Radio Television Hong Kong by public audience. Ms. Yau holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School, and a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Aspen Music Festival and School
Rosina/Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Fellow, 2018
The Juilliard School
Bachelor of Music, 2018
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Schedule

Alice in Wonderlan...
Alice; Pierangelo Valti...

Hong Kong Arts Festival, Apr-21


SNAPSHOT/18 Melodi...
Cai Wenji

West Edge Opera, Feb-20

Messiah
Soprano Solo

Radio Television Hong Kong, 2019

Die Fledermaus
Adele

Janiec Opera Company, 2019

Les Mamelles de Ti...
Tirésias

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 2018

Il Barbiere di Siv...
Rosina

Aspen Music Festival and School, 2018

Biography

Hailed as “a light, silvery, bright soprano with impressive coloratura”(The Aspen Times), Hong Kong Soprano Vivian Yau has been voted “My Favorite Young Music Maker” on Radio Television Hong Kong by public audience. Ms. Yau holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School, and a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Highlights of Ms. Yau’s career include singing the role of Rosina in Aspen Opera Center’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, her Carnegie Hall debut in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Cecilia Chorus of New York, and her appearance on Radio Television Hong Kong’s Annual Christmas Concert as soprano solo in Handel’s Messiah. Ms. Yau’s other operatic roles include Adele (Die Fledermaus), Tirésias (Les Mamelles de Tirésias), and Asteria (Tamerlano). Ms. Yau also enjoys actively collaborating with contemporary composers. She has premiered works with the New Juilliard Ensemble and the FOCUS! Festival, and was soloist at the premiere of Jakub Polaczyk’s “Missa Apuncta” at the XVIII International Chopin & Friends Festival in NYC. Earlier this year, Ms. Yau premiered Joan Huang’s monodrama “Eighteen Melodies for Hu-Jia” with West Edge Opera in the Bay Area. In 2021, Ms. Yau sings the role of Alice in the Asia premiere of Pierangelo Valtinoni’s “Alice in Wonderland” as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Vivian Yau was the picture of a tragic princess, resplendent in her white empire-waist gown. Her clear, silvery tone, by turns sweet and cutting, was complemented by a strong stage presence, expressive dynamic choices, and clear emotional arcs in each aria. She mostly sang laments, but in “Non è più tempo” she showed that she could also deploy soprano sass when offended.
— San Francisco Classical Voice

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