The Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton welcomes national and international award-winning classical vocalist Ao Li to the Firehouse Theater for a concert of favorite opera arias on Saturday evening, June 29, at 8:00 p.m.
San Francisco Opera bass-baritone Ao Li performs an evening of songs from the great operas. Li is past winner of the Plácido Domingo Operalia World Opera Competition (2013), and the National Council Auditions of the Metropolitan Opera. He made his professional debut to great acclaim as Gremin (Eugene Onegin) at the Seoul Arts Centre in Korea. At the San Francisco Opera, Li was both a Merola Program Scholar and an Adler Fellow.
With SFO he has sung a wide variety of important roles, including Masetto in Don Giovanni, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Uberto in La Serva Padrona, and Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville to name a few. Last season, he sang the role of Colline in La Bohème at Utah Opera. His active repertoire includes lead roles in Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Pasquale at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. He is currently professor of voice at the Shandong Normal University.
Reserved seating tickets are $25 - $35. Purchase online at www.firehousearts.org up to two hours prior to the performance; by phone at (925) 931-4848; or in person at the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton. Box Office hours are Wednesday - Friday 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and two hours prior to performances if not sold out. Free parking is available in the center’s Spring Street lot.