Kang Wang

Tenor

Biography

Australian-Chinese tenor Kang Wang is a quickly becoming one of the most sought-after young lyric tenors in the opera world. He is a former member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program of the Metropolitan Opera and a finalist in the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

Highlights of the 2019-2020 season include a return to the Metropolitan Opera for Edmondo in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut opposite Sonya Yoncheva and Marcelo Álvarez, a house debut with Opera Australia as Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, a house and role debut as Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Pittsburgh Opera, and a role debut as the Duke in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Opera Austin. On the concert stage, Mr. Wang performs Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion for his debut with the Accademia di Santa Cecila in Rome, and Verdi’s Requiem with the Orquesta Sinfonica di Minerva in Mexico. He joins the Darwin Symphony Orchestra for a program of opera arias and duets, and sings Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde alongside baritone Nathan Gunn in a staged performance at the Krannert Center.

During the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Wang made an important role and house debuts as Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata with Welsh National Opera, also singing the role for his debut with the Glimmerglass Festival, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte for Opera North, and Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème at Austin Opera. He made his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Gustavo Dadamel performing Tan Dun’s “Buddha Passion,” a work he also premiered with the Müncher Philharmoniker as part of the Dresdner Musikfestspiele, and was the tenor soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with the Eugene Symphony.

 

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Belvedere Singing Competition: John Brancy and Kang Wang In Finals

IMG Artists vocalists John Brancy and Kang Wang are in tonight's finals of the Belvedere Singing Competition in Moscow. One of the world's largest competitions for young opera soloists, The International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition takes place annually...

Reviews

“The tenor Kang Wang, who was born in China and grew up in Australia, made an endearing Elvino, singing with an ardent voice and sending phrases soaring without any hint of forcing.”

Anthony Tommasini

The New York Times

“Kang Wang, with a beautiful and clear tenor, made a successful house debut as Narraboth, a young captain in love with Salome.”

Ako Imamura

Bachtrack

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“Kang Wang sang with elegance and fervor as the young Narraboth.”

– Opera Wire, David Salazar