MIKE FAN | 范祖铭


            Tenor Mike Fan | 范祖铭 (they) whose "dramatic side is remarkable” (Barcza Blog) has performed in 11 languages “sung extremely well and acted even better” (Opera Ramblings) across North America, Europe, Australia, and the UK. 

Mike Fan is renowned for their warm, resonant voice and extraordinarily versatile performances. A striking multi-disciplinary performer, Mike’s artistry spans opera, theatre, film, radio, and gender illusion. Mike’s recent operatic roles include the title role of Mozart’s Idomeneo and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Sam Polk and Elder Gleaton (Floyd’s Susannah), as well as Remendado and Dancaïro (Bizet’s Carmen). Mike has performed nationally and internationally for organizations including Pacific Opera Victoria, Le Monument National, and Infusion Baroque.

Recent engagements include Mike’s season-opening company début at the Canadian Opera Company in the new Dora-nominated Ozawa production of Beethoven’s Fidelio, Edinburgh Festival Fringe début at the invitation of the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, recital début at the iconic Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre for AAPI Heritage Month, and the world première of Chan’s Dragon’s Tale with Tapestry Opera, Luminato Festival, Soundstreams, and Harbourfront Centre.

Mike’s many awards include the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques’ Prix Poulenc, Royal Conservatory of Music’s Gold Medal, numerous Canada Council for the Arts grants. Mike has also competed for the Loren L. Zachary Society Competition at the Los Angeles Opera, Gerda Lissner Competition at the Kosciuszko Foundation, and Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona’s Tenor Viñas Competition at the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera

An enthusiastic pedagogue and producer offstage, Mike is founding Artistic and Executive Director of the QTBIPOC+ non-profit Opéra Queens and internationally renowned for performances as drag diva Tanya Smania. Mike holds degrees in Biomedical Science, Opera & Voice, Speech Arts & Drama, and Piano Performance with additional training at the Rossini Opera Festival and Tampere Conservatoire. Stay tuned at and on social media @MikeZFan.

MIKE FAN, CAEA, ARCT, MMus, HBMus, BScH ~ At a Glance

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