Upon graduation from the Royal Academy of Music, London, Nancy Yuen made her debut with the Welsh National Opera, singing the title role of Madama Butterfly to great critical acclaim. Other starring roles include Romilda (Xerxes), Violetta (La Traviata), Aida, Gilda (Rigoletto), Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Nedda (I Pagliacci), Leonora (Il Trovatore), Tosca, Mimi (La Bohème), Micaëla (Carmen), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Liu (Turandot), Antonia (Les Contes D’Hoffmann), Thaïs (Thaïs), Countessa (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Senta (Der fliegende Holländer).
A celebrated recitalist and versatile concert artist, she performs regularly with major orchestras and choral societies. In 2018, she will give a number of solo recitals and will reprise her roles as Cio-cio-san and Aida. She regularly gives masterclasses in Asia and sits as an adjudicator in many international competitions.
Nancy was the Head of Vocal Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts from 2003 to 2010. She joins the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as Head of Vocal Studies in 2010. She has been the Honorary Artistic Director of Singapore Lyric Opera since 2015. For her achievements and outstanding contribution to music, she was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2014.