Peixin Chen graduated from Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music, where he made his opera debut as Publio in La clemenza di Tito and performed Sarastro in The Magic Flute. With the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing, he has sung the King in Lalo’s Le roi d’Ys conducted by Michel Plasson, the Emperor in Tan Dun’s Tea, Colline and Benoi?t in La bohe?me, Baron Douphol in La traviata under the baton of Lorin Maazel, and Zuniga in Carmen. His most recent roles there were Angelotti in Giancarlo del Monaco’s new production of Tosca, Don Magnifico in Rossini’s Cinderella, Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, and Basilio in The Barber of Seville. He has also sung Don Basilio with the Merola Program of San Francisco Opera. Currently a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Peixin was the winner of the Third prize in HGO’s 2012 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. His most recent roles with HGO include the Usher in Rigoletto, Second SS Officer in The Passenger, and Ferrando in Il trovatore.