Chinese-Australian soprano Yvette Keong is a unique performer who is passionate about the ability of classical music to enliven modern society by centralizing voices that need to be heard. She is a 2020 recipient of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, a top prize winner of The Gerda Lissner Foundation Lieder & Song Competition, and was an inaugural Renée Fleming Artist at the Aspen Music Festival, where sang as the soprano soloist of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. This season, she debuts with Annapolis Opera as Clorinda in La Cenerentola, and makes recital debuts at Carnegie Hall and National Sawdust. She originated the lead role of Iris Chang in Shuying Li’s opera When the Purple Mountains Burn in workshop at the Houston Grand Opera, and participated in SongStudio at Carnegie Hall, led by Renée Fleming. Yvette completed her Masters at The Juilliard School, where she performed as Adina in L’elisir d’amore, as Henrietta M. in Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of Us All in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic, and is the recipient of the Novick Career Advancement Grant. In the summer of 2022, she joined the Marlboro Music Festival as a resident artist.