Originally from Sydney, Australia, soprano Yvette Keong is a unique performer who strives to unite the intimate emotionality of classical music with its ability as a modern force of change. Hailed as a “soaring soprano” of “clarity and promise” (Opera News), Ms. Keong was a 2020 recipient of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, highlighting her Chinese-Australian heritage at the core of her artistic identity. She was the recipient of The Rohatyn Great Promise Award at the Eastern Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was the recent Third Prize winner of The Gerda Lissner Foundation’s Lieder/Song Competition. Ms. Keong was selected as one of six singers to participate in SongStudio at Carnegie Hall, led by Renée Fleming. She performed as Adina in Juilliard Opera’s production of L’elisir d’amore, where she also sang as Henrietta M. in Thomson’s The Mother of Us All, in a collaboration the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Juilliard School. This season, she made debuts with Annapolis Opera as Clorinda in La Cenerentola, the Aspen Music Festival as the soprano soloist of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, and in recital at National Sawdust. Ms. Keong is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School, where she was a Gluck Community Service Fellow and the proud recipient of the Novick Career Advancement Grant.