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The Unicorn | The New York Choral Society

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NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

The New York Choral Society presents The Unicorn, a theatrical production of choral music featuring Choruses from The Lark by Leonard Bernstein and The Unicorn, The Gorgon, and The Manticore by Gian Carlo Menotti.

Chuanyuan performs as the countertenor soloist in Bernstein's rarely performed choral work, The Lark.

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Cantate Concert Choir joins with orchestra to share two lush, immersive works focused on comfort and light. Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna celebrates, in the composer’s own words, “a universal symbol of illumination at all levels - spiritual, artistic, and intellectual”; while Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living comforts those facing the daily pains and sorrows of life while summoning rest and peace for all.

Chuanyuan performs with the Cantate Concert Choir as the alto Lift Every Voice Choral Fellow.

Monkey | White Snake Projects

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Emerson’s Paramount Center Theater, 559 Washington St, Boston

MONKEY, A Kung Fu Puppet Parable, is a family friendly transmedia opera combining Bunraku puppetry, computer generated images, and live opera. MONKEY is based on the Chinese quest saga, “Journey to the West,” rewritten to reflect contemporary issues from the multicultural mosaic of American life. Besides the two fundamental operatic elements of text and music, the three main characters - Monkey, Pig (Zhu), and Sandwoman (Sha) - are life sized Bunraku puppets. MONKEY delves into the world of computer generated technology through the use of CGI environs and avatars. Live singers on stage will be the voices of the puppets and avatars.

Chuanyuan plays the title role in this innovative production of world premiere.

Recital: Percussion Ensemble | Aspen Music Festival and School

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Harris Concert Hall

DAVID LANG: from the so-called laws of nature (no artists)

TAKEMITSU: Ame no ki (Rain Tree)

CAGE: Living Room Music

DRUCKMAN: Reflections on the Nature of Water

GINASTERA: Cantata para América mágica, op. 27

Chuanyuan sings the second movement of the Ginastera: Cantata para América mágica, op. 27.

Bel Canto | Aspen Opera Theater

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Benedict Music Tent

Based on Ann Patchett’s award-winning novel, Jimmy López Bellido’s opera Bel Canto depicts how something truly beautiful can spring from chaos and terror. With a principal role loosely inspired by noted soprano Renée Fleming who championed the work, the opera tells the story of what happens when a gathering of international dignitaries at Peru’s vice-presidential mansion turns into a hostage situation. Music becomes the universal language of this riveting story of humanity and redemption, inspired by real-life events. The Chicago Sun-Times has called Bellido "one of the most interesting young composers anywhere today."

Chuanyuan will debut the role of César.

National Semifinals | Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition

The Metropolitan Opera

Chuanyuan joins 19 other opera singers who have won regional auditions across the United States, Canada, and Mexico to compete in the semifinal round of the Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition on Monday, April 17, beginning at 10AM ET. The semifinal competition, held on the Met stage before a panel of judges and available for public viewing via livestream, will determine the finalists who will advance to the Grand Finals Concert on Sunday, April 23, at 3PM ET.

Orpheus and Erica: a Deaf opera | Victory Hall Opera

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Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Orpheus & Erica: a Deaf opera featuring Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice & a new play in ASL by Miriam Gordon-Stewart with Willy Conley & poetry by Gregory Orr

Co-directed by Alek Lev & Miriam Gordon-Stewart, conducted by Christine Brandes, with the UVA Chamber Singers led by Chorusmaster Michael Slon

Chuanyuan plays the role of Amore and covers the role of Orfeo.

Agrippina | CCM Opera

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Cohen Family Studio Theater, University of Cincinnati

Brian McCann, conductor, Alison Pogorelc, director

Machinations, mind games and unabashed ambitions are rampant in the court of Claudius, Emperor of Rome. No one is more adept at manipulating the political lackeys than his clever wife, Agrippina, sister of the emperor Claudius overthrew. Power-hungry and keen on revenge, Agrippina will stab just about anyone in the back to get what she wants — her son Nero seated on the throne. When Claudius names his favorite general as his successor, Agrippina will have to play her cards just right. Considered Handel’s earliest masterpiece, sex, intrigue and sharp humor fuel this biting political satire.

Chuanyuan plays the role of Ottone in CCM Opera's production of Handel's Agrippina.

Ariodante | Pittsburgh Opera

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Pittsburgh CAPA School Theater

Music by George Frideric Handel, with a libretto based on a work by Antonio Salvi • January 21, 24, 27 & 29, 2023

Chuanyuan Liu returns to Pittsburgh Opera for their 2023 production of Ariodante, playing the role of Polinesso.

Antony Walker conducts, Crystal Manich directs.