Kang Wang

Tenor

Biography

Australian-Chinese tenor Kang Wang is 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.

In the 2020-2021 season, Mr. Wang joins Opera Queensland in a performance celebrating the company’s 40th anniversary and for a solo recital with pianist John Woods. Engagements canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic include performances at the Metropolitan Opera as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, at Washington National Opera as Ferrando in Così fan tutte, at Opera Australia as Alfredo, at Kentucky Opera as Rodolfo in La bohème, and at Washington Concert Opera as Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra. On the concert stage, he had been scheduled to sing Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Louisiana Philharmonic and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.  

In the 2019-2020 season, Mr. Wang made his house debut at Opera Australia as Alfredo, his house and role debut at Pittsburgh Opera as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and his role debut as the Duke in Rigoletto at Austin Lyric Opera. Engagements canceled due to the pandemic include a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Edmondo in Manon Lescaut as well as concert performances with the Accademia di Santa Cecilia for Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion, the Orquesta Sinfonica di Minera in Mexico for Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, and the Darwin Symphony Orchestra for Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde alongside baritone Nathan Gunn in a staged performance at the Krannert Center in Illinois.

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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

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