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Ms. Liya Fang is an accomplished mezzo-soprano who sang the title role in Carmen, and the role of the 3rd Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute with the Mission City Opera in Santa Clara during the 2006 season. The following year, Ms. Fang sang the mezzo solo part in Mozart’s Requiem with The Silicon Valley Philharmonic Chorus. During 2008-09,  she was a mezzo soloist in Song of a Traveling Son, King Yu and Song of the Wind with A Sharp Choir. She was also a soloist with A Sharp in Song of the Wind on tour in China in 2012. Other operatic roles she has sung in the US include: Cornelia in Handel’s Giulio Ceasare, Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Zaida in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia, Siebel in Gounod’s Faust and Alisa in Donizetti’s Lucia di Larmmermoor. She also sang with the San Jose Symphony in its Opera in the Park production for 1998. The US opera companies she has performed with include: Opera San Jose, Opera Pacific, Pocket Opera, Golden Gate Opera, Bay Shore Lyric Opera, Opera Guild of Southern California, and Aspen Music Festival.
Ms. Liya Fang served as a resident artist for nine seasons with the Central Opera Theater (China’s National Opera) in Beijing, China. She was educated in the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She was also trained in voice and opera by Professor Timothy W. Lee and Professor Helen Zhao. She participated in post-graduate voice and opera programs at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at San Jose State University. She currently owns and operates Liya’s Voice Studio in San Jose.




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