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Ying Fang



Biography

Soprano Ying Fang has been hailed by the New York Times for her "pure and moving soprano, phrasing with scrupulous respect for the line and traveling with assurance through the mercurial moods," as well as "singing with a fresh, appealing soprano and acting with coquettish flair."
 
The 2016-2017 season includes a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Elvira in Rossini's comic L'Italiana in Algeri, Janá?ek's tragedy Jen?fa as Jano, and Ilia in Mozart's serious Idomeneo. She appears with the New York Philharmonic in an all-Mozart program, portrays Susanna in Opera Philadelphia's production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, ventures to Chicago for Telemann's Der Tag des Gerichts, and joins St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble for a Schubertiade in New York.
Recent engagements have included the Metropolitan Opera as Giannetta in L'elisir d'amore and the Shepherd in Tannhäuser conducted by James Levine, her debut at the Verbier Festival and role debut singing Nannetta in Verdi's Falstaff in a cast that included Bryn Terfel and led by Carlo Rizzi, and returned to the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence for their production of Handel's Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno.  On the concert stage, she debuted at the Ravinia Festival in Mahler's Second Symphony under the baton of James Levine.  She appeared in recital with Carnegie Hall as part of the Neighborhood Concert Series and at the Kennedy Center under the auspices of Vocal Arts DC, both with pianist Ken Noda.
 
A native of Ningbo, China, Ms. Fang holds a Master's degree and an Artist Diploma in Opera Study from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor's degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She is a member of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.

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Ying Fang