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Shenyang--a Rising Opera Star from China
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.
Shenyang--Rising Opera Star from China
- Shenyang--Rising base baritone opera singer from China
The bass baritone voice is perfectly suited for big, strong, male lead roles in Wagnerian operas like Wotan, king of the gods in the Ring Cycle. But 25-year-old bass baritone Shenyang can sing lighter and more supple music by Handel just as easily
Opera's Bright New Voice
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Shenyang is opera's bright new voice.
25-year-old bass-baritone, Chinese-born Shenyang is the winner of Julliard's prestigious Alice Tully Vocal Arts Debut Recital Award, making his New York recital debut on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall with pianist Vlad Iftinca.