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Wei Wu


Chinese bass Wei Wu returned for his third season of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. This season he sang the role of Wilcox in the world premiere of Better Gods. Previously with WNO he appeared as Colline in La bohème (Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance), the King in The Little Prince, Mr. Shaw in the world premiere of Penny, Dr. Javelinot in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Second Armored Man in The Magic Flute. In the summer of 2015, he covered the role of Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and appeared as Old Hebrew in Samson and Delilah at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Previous roles include Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte (Opera Arkansas), Leporello in Don Giovanni, Doctor Grenvil/Marchese in La traviata, Olin Blitch in Susannah, and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro (University of Colorado Opera), and Ferrando in Il trovatore and Tom in Un ballo in maschera (China National Opera). In concert, he was seen as bass soloist in Mozart's Requiem and Verdi's Requiem (Colorado Springs Philharmonic) and bass soloist in Handel's Messiah (Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra). A district finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2010 and 2012, he won a second prize winner at the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition in 2015.

Wie Wu