Discover What The Critics Have To Say About The Bewitching Shu-Cheen Yu:


“A brilliant soprano who has glorious top as well as rich middle. She sang Norina’s aria effortlessly with sparkling personality. A perfect package of made in China, packed in Australia.”

– London Opera


“Heavenly shown in every note no brighter than the soprano Shu-Cheen Yu’s voice.”

- Daily Telegraph 


Her exquisite yet powerful voice can bring a room to tears in a nanosecond with achingly beautiful Chinese Folk Song.”

- The Australian Financial Review


“Shu-Cheen’s singing was pretty close to vocal ecstasy!”

– Opera – Opera


“She is the Wonder from Down Under.”

- Washington The US State Department


“Soprano Shu-Cheen Yu, whose delicate but powerful voice was able to fill the auditorium, even with single notes. Her operatic rendition of a stirring nationalistic anthem in Mandarin accompanied by sixteen hands, many of them born in Russia, on over two million dollars worth of American-made keyboards was one of the most striking offerings in this highly eclectic program. What would Mao have made of it?”

– Time out (Sydney)


“Central to the concert's success was soprano Shu-Cheen Yu, whose sheer happiness in singing gained a ready response from the large audience, as well as the Academy members. Yu sang through a full agenda: Rejoice Greatly and the There Were Shepherds sequence from Handel's Messiah; Mozart's soothing Laudate Dominum with members of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir; Caccini's Ave Maria; and a remarkably flexible and accurate account of the final chorale and Alleluia from Bach's Cantata No. 51, in association with trumpet Geoffrey Payne. For good measure, she gave us a verse of O Come, All Ye Faithful in Chinese.”

– The Age


“Serenade” - A stunning collection of opera arias and sacred songs from the divine Shu-Cheen Yu. The runaway success of Shu-Cheen's previous albums Lotus Moon and Willow Spirit Song have established her as one of opera's brightest stars. This album includes classics like Mozart's Exultate Jubilate, Rachmaninov's Vocalise, and the Pie Jesu from Fauré's Requiem as well as songs and arias by Puccini, Donizetti, Bach, Handel and many more.”

– Big W Entertainment (Corporate Client)


“A genuinely blissful highlight of the concert was the singing of soprano Shu-Cheen Yu, who came to Australia in 1987, and whose singing of Mozart's motet Exsultate Jubilate, a Handel aria from Samson (with solo trumpeter Brian Evans) and Caccini's Ave Maria was wonderfully luminous and delivered with a sunny charm of personality. Her first Australian CD, Lotus Moon, launched by ABC Classics deserves acclamation."

– North Shore Time