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Dr Etta Fung, Soprano and Aerialist, Creator of Opera Sull’Aria

Etta Fung, soprano and creator of Opera Sull’Aria. Rising coloratura soprano Etta Fung is quickly establishing herself as a versatile singer with a powerful stage presence. Etta enjoys an international performing career and has sung lead operatic roles in Germany, Italy, the United States and Hong Kong. She made her European debut as Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) at the Neue Eutiner Festspiele in Eutin, Germany and received critical acclaim in the Hamburger Abendblatt. Other roles she has performed in Europe include Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro); La Fée (Cendrillon), and die Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte).

 

Etta was a winner of the Metropolitan Opera District Auditions (Kansas City) as well as the Vocal Division of the Naftzger Competition (Wichita, Kansas). She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Kansas.

 

Etta made her American debut as Peep-Bo (Mikado) at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. She has also sung Musetta (La Bohème); Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro); Lucia (Rape of Lucretia); Pamina (Die Zauberflöte); Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel); Atalanta (Serse); Anne Trulove (The Rake's Progress), and Adele (die Fledermaus) around the United States.

 

In 2017, Etta created Opera Sull’Aria - aerial opera: a unique act in which virtuosic operatic singing is combined with the art of aerial silks. The first full-length aerial opera concert was premiered in Hong Kong. Etta is invited to perform the operatic role of L’Amour on aerial silks in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice in Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada in July 2018.

 

In Hong Kong and Macau, Etta has been cast as Annina (La Traviata); Musetta (La Boheme); Serpina (La Serve Padrona); Susanna (Il Segreto di Susanna), and Zerlina (Don Giovanni). Upcoming engagements in Hong Kong include die Königin der Nacht (die Zauberflöte) and Lotus Script, a chamber opera with Asian Young Musician’s Collection. Etta will sing the lead role of Keiko in Beauty and Sadness in Spring 2019, the world premiere of an opera based on a Nobel-prize winning Japanese novel.