Xian Zhang conducts Cincinnati Opera’s production of Tosca with Ana María Martínez in the title role. The Jose Maria Condemi production runs from July 23 – 31, and also stars Russell Thomas as Cavaradossi and Quinn Kelsey at Scarpia.
Following the production, Xian Zhang will end her 2020/21 season with a pair of concerts with San Francisco Symphony, where she will return for subscription concerts in 2020/21. In the orchestral world, in addition to her MD position in New Jersey, her North American guest engagements in 21/22 include the orchestras of Philadelphia, New World Symphony, Minnesota, Montreal, Toronto and National Arts Centre Ottawa whilst in Europe she is working with Philharmonia, Spanish National Orchestra, Komische Opera and Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano G. Verdi
Grammy Award® winner Ana María Martínez is considered to be one of the foremost sopranos of her time, with an international career that spans the world’s most important opera houses and concert halls. Her repertoire encompasses opera’s most intriguing and diverse leading ladies, and she engages her audiences season after season with signature roles, spellbinding debuts, and a myriad of captivating recordings. Her forthcoming highlights include the title role in Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas at Lyric Opera of Chicago and her role debut as Despina in Così fan tutte at Washington National Opera.
Photo credits: Xian Zhang – Benjamin Ealovega; Ana María Martínez – Tom Specht