William Guanbo Su


William Guanbo Su is a 2019 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition Grand Finals winner. In the 2022-23 season, he returns to the Metropolitan Opera stage as the Speaker in Die Zauberflöte, Austin Opera for Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Houston Grand Opera for the First Nazarene in Salome, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for his role debut as Blitch in Susannah. Last season he completed his final year as a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio in which he sang Zuniga in Carmen, First Officer in Dialogues des Carmélites, Second Armed Man in Die Zauberflöte, and Duke of Verona in Roméo et Juliette.
In the 2021-22 season, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut as the Jailer in Tosca. He was a member of the Académie Vocal Residence at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and sang the Demon in Pergolesi’s Li prodigi della divina grazia nella conversione e more di San Guglielmo Duca di Aquitaina with Les Talents Lyriques.
Previously with Houston Grand Opera, he sang the Usher in Rigoletto as well as doing a digital performance of Schumann’s Liederkreis Op. 39. Other recent performances include Angelotti and the Jailer in Tosca (Austin Opera); Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, and Garibaldo in Rodelinda (Aspen Music Festival); Count Ceprano in Rigoletto (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis). He has joined the Cecilia Chorus of New York singing Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Händel’s Messiah.

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