Meigui Zhang




“Her voice literally floated past the space she stood in and “lived in” and created remarkable, layered beauty.” — OperaWire

Ms. Zhang will represent China in the 2023 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. She makes her Los Angeles Opera debut in Don Giovanni (Zerlina) and her debut with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood in Così fan tutte (Despina). She also joins the Philadelphia Orchestra at  the  Saratoga Performing Arts Center in J.L. Adams’ Vespers of the Blessed Earth. The 2022/23 season features an exciting role debut as Euridice in San Francisco Opera’s Orfeo ed Euridice, her Atlanta Opera debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and a return to the Metropolitan Opera covering Ilia in Idomeneo. She also features as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the North Carolina Symphony, Beethoven Missa solemnis with Bard College’s The Orchestra Now, and Bruckner’s Te Deum with New Jersey Symphony.

The 2021/22 sparkled with notable performances with esteemed venues. At the Metropolitan Opera, Ms. Zhang sang an “energetic, bright-voiced Thibault” in Sir David McVicar’s Don Carlos under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, as well as reprised her “warm, honeyed” Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. She also made her triumphant debut at the San Francisco Opera starring in the lead role of Dai Yu in Bright Sheng’s The Dream of the Red Chamber. As a soprano soloist, she performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 throughout China with the Sichuan Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Bach’s Coffee Cantata with Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival, and concerts with both the Xi’an and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestras.

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“Yet the evening’s true star, at least from where I sat, was soprano Meigui Zhang, who brought both tonal bloom and alert precision to the role of Anne Trulove… To hear Zhang dispatch Anne’s Act 1 solo — a cavatina and cabaletta built on Donizettian lines and culminating in a resplendent high C — was to grasp both the faithfulness of Stravinsky’s modeling and the wonderful liberties he took with it; her rendition of Anne’s final lullaby was nothing short of luminous.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“Meigui Zhang projected a bright, agile soprano with secure top notes; her alluring performance of the Act I aria and cabaletta, ‘No word from Tom…I go, go to him,’ was one of the evening’s highlights.”

Opera News

“Meigui Zhang gave a lovely performance as Barbarina, showing a warm, honeyed soprano in her Act IV aria.’”

New York Classical Review