Chinese Opera Singers

February 10, 2024, 4:00 pm

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Ying Fang wearing a sleeveless black dress, red lipstick, left hand touching her neck, right hand holding left forearm, white background creating strong contrast.
Ying Fang (Photo: Dario Acosta)

To commemorate Chinese New Year, host Oliver Camacho profiles sopranos Dilbèr, Hui He, Ying Huang, Meigui Zhang, and Ying Fang; mezzo-sopranos Liang Ning and Zheng Cao; tenor Yu Qiang Dai; and bass-baritone Shenyang.

Ying Fang sings “Zeffiretti lusinghieri” from Mozart’s Idomeneo.


Zhu Qing: I Live on the Shore of Yangtze River
Liang Ning, mezzo-soprano
Beijing Central Opera Orchestra
Zheng Xiaoying, conductor

Vincenzo Bellini: “Son vergin vezzosa” from I puritani
Dilbèr, soprano
Estonian Opera Orchestra
Eri Klan, conductor

Giacomo Puccini: “Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio” (Flower Duet) from Madama Butterfly
Ying Huang, soprano
Liang Ning, mezzo-soprano
Orchestre de Paris
James Conlon, conductor

Gioachino Rossini: “Una voce poco fa” from Il barbiere di Siviglia
Ying Huang, soprano
London Symphony Orhcestra
James Conlon, conductor

Jake Heggie: Some Times of Day
II. Simple
Zheng Cao, mezzo-soprano
Dawn Harms, violin
Emil Miland, cello
Jake Heggie, piano

Puccini: “In quelle trine morbide” from Manon Lescaut
Hui He, soprano
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ivan Anguelov, conductor

Puccini: “Donna non vidi mai” from Manon Lescaut
Giuseppe Verdi: “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto
Yu Qiang Dai, tenor
New Symphony Orchestra
José Antonio Molina, conductor

Aaron Zigman: Émigré
Act II, “The Song Home”
Act II, “You Cannot Deny My Love”
Meigui Zhang, soprano
Huiling Zhu, mezzo-soprano
Arnold Livingston Geis, tenor
Shenyang, bass-baritone
New York Philharmonic Chorus
Lanzhou Concert Hall Choir
Shanghai Symphony Orhcesta
Long Yu, condcutor

Franz Schubert: An Schwager Kronos, D.369
Schubert: Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren, D.360
Shenyang, bass-baritone
Brian Zeger, piano

Verdi: “Sul fil d’un soffio etesio” from Falstaff
Ying Fang, soprano
Oberwalliser Vokalensemble
Verbier Festival Orchestra
Jesús López Cobos, conductor

Traditional Chinese (arr. Korhonen): The Swallow Song
Dilbèr, soprano
Timo Korhonen, guitar