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Wei Wu: “Come dal ciel precipita” from Verdi’s Macbeth
Chinese bass Wei Wu is in his second season in WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Last season with WNO he was a member of the ensemble in the world premiere of The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me and was seen as Second Armored Man in The Magic Flute. He recently appeared as the Four Villains in Les contes d'Hoffmann at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing in a production by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello. He has also recently performed Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with Opera Arkansas and appeared in concert as bass soloist in Mozart's Requiem with the Grand Junction Symphony and in Verdi's Requiem with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. He recently made his Alice Tully Hall debut singing in concert with performers from China's I Sing Beijing opera program. He has appeared on stage as Ferrando in Il trovatore and Tom in Un ballo in maschera with China National Opera; and as Leporello in Don Giovanni, Doctor Grenvil/Marchese in La traviata, Olin Blitch in Susannah, Colline in La bohème, Jigger in Carousel, Dr. Gibbs in Our Town, and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with University of Colorado Opera. He has also appeared as Colline in La bohème in concert performances with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Other past performances include appearances at the China National Opera House, Roma Auditorium Symphony, and with Opera Hong Kong. In 2010 and 2012, he was a district finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Upcoming performances include Colline in the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance of WNO's La bohème and The King in WNO's The Little Prince.