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Silvana Chu
Mezzo Soprano Silvana Chu was born in Hong Kong. Ms. Chu began studying piano at age 5, and she performed Kabalevsky Piano Concerto No.3 as winner of young artist competition in Yuba City California. She received her Bachelor's degree in Music at the University of the Pacific and Master's degree in Music at the Manhattan School of Music.

Ms. Chu has sung with the Connecticut Lyric Opera and New Jersey Verismo Opera as "Suzuki" in Madama Butterfly", "Mary" in The Flying Dutchman, and "Abbess" in Suor Angelica. She has also made her Hong Kong Debut with Opera Hong Kong and Hong Kong Philharmonic in Romeo and Juliet as “Gertrude”. Her operatic roles also include “The Boy” in Indian Queen, “Cherubino” in Le Nozze di Figaro, "Dorabella" in Cosi Fan Tutte,“Polinesso” in Ariodante, “Irene” in Atalanta, "Bradamante" in Alcina, “Prince Orlofsky” in Die Fledermaus, and “Stepmother” in Broadway musical “Into the Woods”. In concert appearances, Ms. Chu has also performed as mezzo soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C, as well as in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy in her Carnegie Hall debut, and Mozart's coronation Mass in her Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall debut.

Silvana is also involved with contemporary opera productions and concert works. She has premiered several American operas, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Richard Peaslee, Shangri-La by Susie Ibarra, Beautiful Warrior by Chinese composer Jin Xiang, the Japanese opera Nasu No Yoichi by Kazuko Hara, and Easter Cantata by Chinese composer Huang An Lun.

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OPERA PERFORMANCES

 

Madama Butterfly, Suzuki

Connecticut Lyric Opera, 2014

 

The Flying Dutchman, Mary

Connecticut Lyric Opera, 2013

 

Suor Angelica, Abbess

New Jersey Verismo Opera, 2013

 

Madama Butterfly, Suzuki

New Jersey Verismo Opera, 2012

 

Indian Queen(Purcell), Indian Boy

Williamsburg Opera, 2011

 

Ariodante(Handel), Polinesso

Lincoln Theater (CT), 2010

 

Shangrila  (American Opera)

The Kitchen (NY), 2009

 

Le Nozze di Figaro, Cherubino

New York Opera Forum, 2008

 

Romeo et Juliette, Gertrude

Opera Hong Kong & Hong Kong Philharmonic, 2007

 

Nasu no Yoichi (Japanese Opera)

Merkin Hall, 2006

 

The Floating Box (American Opera)

NYU, 2005

 

Sir Gawain & the Green Knight
(American Opera )

American Opera Project, 2004

 

Beautiful Warrior
(American Opera)

American Opera Project, 2004

Mezzo Soloist in CONCERT APPEARANCES

 

An Lun Hwang Easter Cantata

CCHC Music Center, 2011

 

Mozart Coronation Mass

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, 2008

 

Handel Messiah

96St. Presbyterian Church of New York, 2007

 

Beethoven Choral Fantasy

Carnegie Hall, 2006

 

Bach St. Matthew Passion

96St. Presbyterian Church of New York, 2005

 

Vivaldi Gloria

Merkin Hall, New York City, 2004

 

Mozart Requiem

Brooklyn Chorale, 2003

Musical Training
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music- Grade 8 Piano Certificate
Yuba City Young Artist Winner Concert of Kabalevsky Piano Concerto No.3
Voice Teachers: Mignon Dunn, Cynthia Hoffman, Pei Wen Chao
Vocal & Acting Coaches: David Holkeboer, Kelly Horsted, Evelyn La Quaif
Conductors: Will Crutchfield, Tania Leon, Paolo Olmi, Anthony Morss

Education
Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music 2002
University of the Pacific, Bachelor of Music 2000

Opera Repertoire
  Puccini Madama Butterfly Suzuki
Puccini Suor Angelica Abbess
  Wagner The Flying Dutchman Mary
  Gounod Romeo et Juliette Gertrude
  Mozart Le nozze di Figaro Cherubino
  Mozart Cosi fan tutte Dorabella
  Strauss Die Fledermaus(English) Prince Orlofsky
  Handel Atalanta Irene
  Handel Alcina Bradamante
  Handel Ariodante Polinesso
  Purcell Indian Queen The Boy
  Stephen Sondheim Into the Woods Stepmother

Mezzo Soloist in Concert Appearances
  Mozart Requiem
  Mozart Coronation Mass
  Beethoven Choral Fantasy
  Beethoven Mass in C Major
  Vivaldi Gloria
  Bach St. Matthew Passion
  Handel Messiah