Yu Shao
Tenor

Season 17/18 Artist

After four years at the Shangai Conservatory of Music in the class of Wu bo, Yu Shao graduates in 2008. He chooses France to continue his training and formation the same year. In 2010, he passes the Radio-France Chorus competition. In 2011, he achieves his diploma in singing, solfeggio and chamber music at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de La Courneuve-Aubervilliers. He works on his vocal technic with Eléonore Jost et de Leontina Vaduva. In 2012, he enters the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel of Belgium and perfects his singing with José Van Dam. He wins the Fourth Prize of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2014 and the Third Prize of the Toulouse Competition the same year.

He enters the Académie de l’Opéra National de Paris in 2014 and plays Pylade (Iphigénie en Tauride, Gluck) at the Théâtre de Saint Quentin en Yvelines, Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte, Mozart) at the Maison des Arts de Créteil and at the Théâtre Anthéa d’Antibes, a Gizmo in a Joanna Lee’s opera, Way back home directed by Kathy Mitchell and Pastore in Monterverdi’s Orfeo directed by Julie Berès at the Amphithéâtre of Bastille Opéra.

In 2016 and 2017, he plays the Messager (Aïda,Verdi) and Normano (Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti) at the Opéra National de Paris, Steuermann (Die Fliegende Höllander, Wagner) at the Opéra de Lille and Benedict (Le timbre d’argent, Saint-Saëns) at the Opéra Comique.

In 2017/2018, Yu Shao will perform recitals at the Opéra de Lille and at the Amphithéâtre of Bastille Opéra. He’ll play Ruiz (Il Trovatore, Verdi) at the Opéra de Paris and at the Opéra de Bordeaux. He’ll also play the sailor’s chief, a donkey-driver, the first muezzin and the first policeman in Marouf by Henri Rabaud.

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Career history

1986
Born in Zhejiang (China)

2008
He obtained his diploma for singing from the Conservatoire of Shanghai

2011
He was awarded diplomas in singing, theory and chamber music from the Regional Conservatoire of Courneuve-Aubervilliers and joined the choir of Radio France.

2012
He continued his studies with Jose Van Dam at the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel in Belgium.

2013

He took part in the Academy of the Aix-en-Provence Festival

2014
He joined the Atelier Lyrique of the Paris Opera

Distinctions

2007
Laureat in the singing competition of the Eastern regions of China

2014
Fourth prize in the Queen Elizabeth competition and third prize in the Toulouse competition