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Biography

After earning a master's degree at the Juilliard School, Chinese mezzo-soprano Ning Liang went on to become the first Chinese singer to perform at such international houses as La Scala and Vienna State Opera, where she sang the role of the Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos). She has appeared at Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bologna’s Teatro Comunale, Toulouse’s Théâtre du Capitole and Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet in such roles as Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro), and Idamante (Idomeneo). She made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), and recently co-created the role of the Shaman in Tan Dun’s opera The First Emperor, having previously created Lu in the composer’s Tea at Suntory Hall and the Netherlands Opera. Liang appeared as Suzuki in Mitterrand’s 1995 film Madame Butterfly. She recently sang the same role at the Netherlands Opera and reprises it this October at Los Angeles Opera. The mezzo-soprano is a winner of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, the Rosa Ponselle International Vocal Competition, and the Luciano Pavarotti and Mirjam Helin competitions. A frequent singer of works by Mahler, Liang has recorded the composer’s Second and Eighth Symphonies as well as Das Lied von der Erde. Upcoming engagements include Mescalina (Le Grand Macabre) and Ino and Juno (Semele) at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. She will appear in the world premiere of The Letter at the Santa Fe Opera next season.

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Singing East and West: The Bonesetter's Daughter

09.22.08 | 01:22:35 min | 0 comments