Hailed as “a light, silvery, bright soprano with impressive coloratura” (The Aspen Times), Hong Kong soprano Vivian Yau has collaborated with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Macao Orchestra, and West Edge Opera. Her career highlights include performing the role of Rosina in The Barber of Seville with both Aspen Opera Center and Mediterranean Opera Festival, title role of Silent Opera UK’s immersive production Vixen at the 2023 Hong Kong Arts Festival, and title role in the world première of Pierangelo Valtinoni’s Alice in Wonderland at the 2021 Hong Kong Arts Festival. She also made her Carnegie Hall début in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Cecilia Chorus of New York. Other operatic roles include Adele (Die Fledermaus), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Tirésias (Les Mamelles de Tirésias), Asteria (Tamerlano).
An active advocate for opera as a powerful art form in modern times, Yau emphasises her passion for contemporary works. Yau has been voted “My Favourite Young Music Maker” on Radio Television Hong Kong by the public audience. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School, and a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.