Yanyu Guo

Chinese American mezzo-soprano Yanyu Guo has sung with many opera companies throughout Europe and the United States, including San Francisco Opera, Washington Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opera Paris de Bastille, Volksoper Wien, Göteborg Opera Sweden, Landestheater Salzburg, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Nationaltheater Weimar, and Staatstheater Hannover. She has performed with great success as Ortrud in Lohengrin, Amneris in Aida, Azucena in Il Trovatore, Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera, Fricka in Die Walküre and Das Rheingold, and Waltraute in Götterdämmerung. This past season, Guo appeared at Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts as La Cieca in La Gioconda and Jezibaba in Rusalka. A former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, she performed at San Francisco Opera in the title role of Ariodante and as Pauline in Pique Dame. Also at San Francisco Opera, Guo stepped in for Frederica von Stade in the role of Penelope opposite Thomas Hampson in Michael Hampe’s production of Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, receiving considerable critical acclaim.