Ao Li bass-baritone
About Ao Li
In 2013 bass-baritone Ao Li won the 20th Placido Domingo Operalia World Opera Competition that took place in Verona. In 2014 he won one of the most prestigious vocal competitions in the USA—the National Council Auditions of the Metropolitan Opera. In 2010 as a participant in the Merola Opera program of the San Francisco Opera he performed the part of Belcore (L’Elisir d’amore). At the San Francisco Opera he has sung the roles of Ascanio Petrucci (Lucrezia Borgia), Lorenzo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Uberto (La Serva Padrona), and Don Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) among others. His active repertoire encompasses lead roles in Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Pasquale at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. He also debuted to great acclaim in Korea as Gremin (Eugene Onegin) at the Seoul Arts Centre. He teaches voice at the Shandong Normal University.