JIAYU LI, SOPRANO
Soprano Jiayu Li, praised for her lyrical singing and appealing performance, has performed with music festivals and institutes in the United States, China, Austria, and Spain. She recently made her company debut with Opera Steamboat as Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito. Her recent engagements include Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette and Lady with the Cake Box from Postcard from Morocco with Peabody Opera Theatre in honor of Peabody Composition Department’s 150th Anniversary. Future credits include featuring Rusalka from Rusalka with Utah Vocal Arts Academy and returning to Opera Steamboat in June 2022 for her role debut as Musetta in La Bohème.
Beyond operatic performances, Ms. Li has been invited by the Consulate General of Italy in Boston to present several Classical Italian Art song selections and Operatic aria concerts. She also appeared as the soprano soloist in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Boston Conservatory Orchestra & Women Chorus. Ms. Li has also performed in the Salzburg Festival concert under the baton of Maestro Steven White and Honorable Mention Winners concert in Salzburg, Austria. As a vocalist who enjoyed working with the living composer. Ms. Li has premiered several works with Boston Conservatory Composer Recital Series and featuring the Staged Art Song project of Tom Cipullo with Boston Conservatory Opera. She has also named the finalist in American Virtuoso International Music Competition and a semi-finalist in Camerata Bardi Vocal Academy International Vocal Competition.
Jiayu is currently finishing her Master of Music in Voice Performance at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Elizabeth Futral, where she was the recipient of the Artistic Excellence Award and Russell C. and Selina H. Wonderlic Scholarship. Jiayu is going to pursue the P.D. at the Boston University College of Fine Arts this coming fall under the tutelage of Professor Penelope Bitzas. Jiayu received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Boston Conservatory at Berklee.