Hongni Wu, a mezzo-soprano, was one of five people to win the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New York this past April. A Professional Studies degree candidate at Manhattan School of Music (MSM), she is currently studying with Joan Patenaude-Yarnell. In the Spring of 2017, she earned her Masters in Music (Voice) from MSM, having studied with Ashley Putnam, after completing her B.A. in Voice from Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China.

In her brief career, she has performed the roles of Cenerentola (Rossini: La Cenerentola); Sesto (Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito; Prince Orlofsky (J. Stauss II: Die Fledermaus); La Libellule (Ravel: L’Enfant et les Sortil├Ęges); Carmen (Bizet: Carmen) and Mrs. Umeya (Qingling Song).

Hongni Wu

After graduating from MSM, she will join the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artist Programme in London for the next two years.

Stay Thirsty Magazine is very pleased to present a brief video that includes her performance as Cenerentola, produced by Manhattan School of Music in 2018, and to name Hongni Wu as a SPOTLIGHT ARTIST for Spring 2018. She is an opera star in the making.

Hongni Wu – La Clemenza di Tito: "Parto, parto" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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