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Shenyang--a Rising Opera Star from China

Updated on April 6, 2012

25-year-old Chinese Opera Singer

This morning on NPR I listened to an interview with and some partial arias by Shenyang, a 25-year-old rising opera singer from, of all places, China. There are few Chinese opera singers, not because the Chinese can't sing but because sucess as an opera star requires the ability to sing in several different languages. Shenyang said that this was the hardest challenge for him as he trained at Julliard to become an opera singer. His deep base baritone voice is powerful and impressive. After a year at Julliard Shenyang made his debut as Masseto in Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and he will appear in La Boheme there in Febreuary.


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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Shenyang is blessed with perfect transitions between registers and unequaled resonation. As I marveled at his singing on youtube I broke out in goosebumps. Rarely does one ever hear such perfection and unequaled passion from one so young. Voted up, useful, interesting and will pin and share. Thank you!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow! Thanks for providing a link. He certainly has a beautiful set of pipes. I had never heard of this talented singer until I read your hub. I will be adding his music to my collection!

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      He is the first Chinese Opera singer I know - thanks to you. I will look out for his CD.

      Thanks.

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      Ralph Deeds 8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      That's true. Asians are excelling in many fields.

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      Portamenteff 8 years ago from Western Colorado, USA

      It's not suprising. I go up to the Aspen Music school festival every year to listen and show em how it's done (some of them anyway.) There are many Asian students, a lot of Chinese. The amount of work required to perform classical music is very high. It seems to gel with the way many Asians are driven to excel.

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      breakfastpop 8 years ago

      Great hub, Ralph. I would love to hear him sing.

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      Patty Inglish 8 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      This is great news I appreciate hearing. Having enjoyed traditional Chinese Opera, I can now also enjoy Shenyang.

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