Hongni Wu debuts at Covent Garden as Flora in La traviata
Hongni Wu makes her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on 24 January 2019 as Flora La traviata. Richard Eyre’s production is conducted by Antonello Manacorda, and Wu performs alongside a cast including Angel Blue, Benjamin Bernheim and Simone Piazzola.
Wu is currently on the Jette Parker Programme at the Royal Opera House and further highlights this season include Mercédès in Barrie Kosky's acclaimed production of Carmen and the title role of Phaedra in the Linbury Theatre.
Intermusica signs mezzo-soprano Hongni Wu for worldwide representation
We are delighted to announce the signing of exciting mezzo-soprano Hongni Wu for worldwide management. Currently on the Jette Parker Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, she makes her debut there this season as Flora La Traviata in Richard Eyre’s production, followed by Mercédès in Barrie Kosky's acclaimed production of Carmen. She will also perform the title role of Phaedra in the Linbury Theatre.
Earlier this year she was the winner of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council competition, conducted by Bertrand de Billy, for which she received the following praise from the New York Times:
“Hongni Wu brought technical agility, warm colorings and an ample sound to “Cruda sorte,” a bel canto showpiece from Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri.” Then, after intermission, in a bold choice, she sang the opening scene of Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier” with youthful bloom and richness”
Hongni studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Xinghai Conservatory of Music.