Rising coloratura soprano Etta Fung is quickly establishing herself as a versatile singer with a powerful stage presence. Etta made her European debut as Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) at the Neue Eutiner Festspiele (2011) in Eutin, Germany and received critical acclaim in the Hamburger Abendblatt: “(Fung) acted with great enthusiasm, her powerful soprano voice underscoring the Wagnerian sounds of the score”. Since then Etta has performed actively in Europe. She appeared as Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) in the Trentino Music Festival at Mezzano, Italy; and La Fée (Cendrillon) and die Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte) in the Siena Music Festival.
Etta made her American debut as Peep-Bo (Mikado) during her Apprenticeship with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City (2012-2013). Other roles she has performed in the US include Musetta (La Bohème), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Lucia (Rape of Lucretia), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Atalanta (Serse) and Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress) and the cover of Adele (Die Fledermaus) at Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance. Upon her return to Hong Kong, Etta has been cast as Aninna (La Traviata), Musetta (La Boheme), Serpina (La Serva Padrona), Susanna (Il Segreto di Susanna) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni).
Etta is the creator of Opera Sull’Aria – aerial opera: an act in which she performs coloratura arias in the air combined with aerial silks Being one of the very few opera singer/aerialists in the world, Etta is invited to the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada to perform the role of L’Amour on aerial silks in Gluck’s Orphée in July 2018.
Her upcoming engagements include die Königin der Nacht with Opera Hong Kong, Lotus Script with Asian Young Musicians’ Collection and Keiko in the world premiere of Beauty and Sadness.
Etta was a winner of the Metropolitan Opera District Auditions (Kansas City) as well as the winner of the Vocal Division of the Naftzger Competition (Wichita, Kansas). She is the receiver of the Anton Rubinstein International Vocal Competition Award for best interpretation of chamber music in Düsseldorf, Germany.