Praised for his “otherworldly flourish” (The Wall Street Journal) and “natural, sensitive feel with embedded lyrical nuance” (The Millbrook Independent), Chuanyuan Liu is proving himself a strong presence amidst the new generation of countertenors. His deep passion for story-telling inspires him to connect with his audience through empathy, authenticity, and creativity.
In recent seasons, Chuanyuan has performed as Polinesso in Ariodante and The Priest/The Medium in In A Grove at Pittsburgh Opera, Man Under the Arch/Hotel Clerk in the concert version of The Hours at The Philadelphia Orchestra, César in Bel Canto at Aspen Opera Theater, Amore in Orpheus and Erica: a Deaf Opera at Victory Hall Opera, and Ottone in Agrippina and Cardinal 1/Oracle 1 in Galileo Galilei at CCM Opera. The summer of 2022, he covered the role of Song Liling in M. Butterfly 蝴蝶君 at Santa Fe Opera.
A two-time National Semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, Chuanyuan has won awards from Opera Index, Camille Coloratura Awards, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, Opera at Florham, amongst others. He holds degrees from Bard College and University of Virginia, and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.