The Theo Pinson & Paula Arnold Award

“Yulan Piao-extremely sympathetic onstage and phrasing with care and feeling-showed a lovely lyric voice.” – Turandot, David Shengold – Opera News

Korean-Chinese Soprano, Yulan Piao, most recently made an engagement as the role of Juliette in Roméo et Juliette with Knoxville Opera.  In competitions she has earned many accolades. In the 2018, She received 1st prize in the both Verismo Opera Competition and Vienna Summer Music Festival Competition. In the 2017, she has been placed 3rd prize in the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, The Winner from the Career Bridges Grant Awards, Encouragement grant from Giulio Gari foundation, 3rd Prize from the Connecticut Opera Idol Competition, and 1st prize in the Five Towns music and Art Foundation(2016).  She recently performed as Liu in Turandot with the New Jersey Association of  Verismo Opera, Musetta in La Bohème with New Rochelle Opera.  Other past engagements have included as Lauretta with ICAV program in Montreal, as Lauretta with Martina Arroyo Foundation in the summer of 2017, as Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème with IVAI program in New York City in 2016 summer. More previously her credits include La bohème (Mimì), Die Zauberflöte (Pamina),Luisa Miller (Luisa), Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi).  Opera Scene works include La Rondine (Magda), Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Frau Fluth), Manon (Manon), Carmen (Micaela) and Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia), La Traviata (Violetta).  She completed her Master’s degree at the Manhattan school of Music under the tutelage of Mignon Dunn.

Yulan Piao : Photo by Gwen Juarez

Audience Choice Award : Yi Wang