MIKE FAN is an award-winning Chinese-Canadian operatic lyric baritone, actor, and pianist in demand as an unusually versatile performer and teacher of music, science, math, and languages. Mike’s recent performances include an Australian concert tour with the Canadian Ambassador Choir, Schlémil in Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann, and Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Upcoming 2017 performances include Bizet's Carmen (Halifax) and Sheridan's "School for Scandal" (Waterloo).
Mike regularly sings opera, oratorio, choral music, and song in eight languages spanning five centuries, including frequent world premieres. Mike’s warm, high baritone has won the RCM Gold Medal, Kiwanis scholarships, and 1st place at the 2014 NATS Competition. Performances include appearances with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, Vera Causa Opera, Eden Mills Arts Festival, Society for the Archaeology of Ancient Music, Guelph Chinese Canadian Culture Association, and masterclasses with Wendy Nielsen, Kristine Dandavino, Leslie Fagan, and other renowned singers. Mike created and hosted Opera@Guelph from 2013-2015, a monthly opera series at the University of Guelph which presented 11 operas in five languages.