Chinese mezzo-soprano Niru Liu joined the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in 2018, making her company debut as Mrs. Alexander in Satyagraha.
She received her bachelor of music at Xinghai Conservatory of Music (in Guangzhou) and her master of music degree from Manhattan School of Music. She also holds a graduate diploma in opera performance from New England Conservatory.
In the summer of 2019, she will join the Wolf Trap Opera as a Filene Young Artist, performing the roles of Berta in The Barber of Seville and Diamantine in Gluck's Merlin’s Island and .
Her operatic roles include Prince Charming in Massenet’s Cendrillon, the Third Lady in The Magic Flute, the Third Witch in Bloch’s Macbeth (U.S. premiere of original French version), Thetis in Ibert’s Persée et Andromède, Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito, and the title role in Carmen. In the 51st International Vocal Competition Hertogenbosch, she was the sole winner in the Lied Duo category of the Asia-Pacific region. Through a rigorous selection process, she was chosen as one of the four singers to attend the 2018 Pacific Music Festival, where she was a soloist in a gala concert.