Chinese soprano, Ms. Li Yang, born in Harbin, is a highly versatile singer who embraces a wide range of repertoire and operatic roles. She is an Young artist of Jockey Club Hongkong Young artist Development programme and Shenzhen Youth opera centre. In recent years, she has sung Papagena in Die Zauberflöte; Micaëla in Carmen with Singapore Lyric Opera; Gerhilde in Die Walküre; Silver Pearl in The Impresario with Bangkok Opera; Alison in The Wandering Scholar with the Singapore Opera Studio; as well as the title role of L’incoronazione di Poppea, The Cunning Little Vixen, Anna in The Merry Widow, and Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA).
Ms. Li’s other operatic credits include: Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Mimì in La bohème, Cio-cio-san in Madama Butterfly, Liù in Turandot, Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, Frasquita in Carmen, Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana and the title role of Aida.
In the concert stage, she has been a featured soprano soloist in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem, Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, and Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen. She sang with the Really Big Chorus from the U.K. as a soprano soloist in Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Vivaldi’s Gloria in D.
Ms. Li earned her Master of Music from HKAPA, both Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Music from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore (validated by University of Wales). Prior to her study in Singapore, she studied Traditional Chinese Voice performance at the Harbin Normal University where she received the Bachelor of Arts degree. She has also trained with the Opera Studio Melbourne, where she made her Australia debut as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin at Her Majesty’s Theater.
Liederkreis Op. 39
- In Der Fremde
- Die Stille
“Tu Che di gel sei cinta”, from Turandot
“I could have dance all night”, from My Fair Lady
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