He Wu studied, with full scholarships, at the Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and the Royal College of Music International Opera School. In 2015/16 she was selected as a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio London, where she was supported by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
He Wu’s major opera engagements include the lead role of Daiyu in the China première of the San Francisco Opera production Dream of the red chamber; Cio-Cio San Madam Butterfly at Iford Arts Festival, Receptionist in the world première of Tansy Davies’ Between Worlds for English National Opera directed by Deborah Warner and Amor Orfeo ed Eurydice at the Longborough Festival Opera. During her time at National Opera Studio she performed the role of Susanna Le nozze di Figaro at Opera North and Sophie Werther at Welsh National Opera. At the Royal College of Music she sang Königen der Nacht Die Zauberflöte; Marie La Fille du Régiment; Adina L’elisir D’amore and Princesse & Le Feu L’enfant et les sortilèges.
On the concert platform she has performed with orchestras including Wiener Symphoniker with Philippe Jordan, Berlin Symphoniker with Lior Shambadal, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and the China National Symphony Orchestra. She has performed at venues such as Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Holywell Music Room, Barbican Centre, Britten Theatre, National Center for Performing Arts, Beijing, Poly Theatre, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Shanghai Symphony Hall, Theater aan de Parade and Wigmore Hall.
She won the Lies-Askonas Singing Competition, the Voice of China European Competition and the Michael Head Prize (English Song Competition). She has been awarded the ‘Annett Concert Prize’ at the 52nd IVC International Vocal Competition ’s Hertogenbosch and selected as a Samling Scholar. She was also a finalist in the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Competition, the Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition, the Jette Parker Young Artist programme at the Royal Opera House and the Merola Opera programme at San Francisco Opera House. She was invited as a guest soloist at the International Opera Awards, International Kammeroper Rheinsberg Schloss Opera Festival, and was also chosen to represent the exceptional Chinese Opera singer to sing before the First Lady of China, Madam Peng, on President Xi’s visit in the UK in 2015.
Engagements in 2019 include a return to English National Opera for Belinda Dido and Aeneas and Dew Fairy Hansel and Gretel.