Chinese soprano Ying Fang has been praised as “indispensable at the Met in Mozart” (The New York Times) and for “a voice that can stop time, pure and rich and open and consummately expressive” (Financial Times).

In the 2023-2024 season, Ms. Fang returns to Opéra national de Paris as Zerlina in Don Giovanni conducted by Antonello Manacorda, Dutch National Opera as Poppea in Agrippina and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte conducted by Riccardo Minasi, the Metropolitan Opera in her role debut as Euridice in Orfeo ed Eudidice, and Santa Fe Opera in her role debut as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier. On the concert stage, she reunites with conductor Raphaël Pichon in the Mozart Requiem on tour with Ensemble Pygmalion, a project which also features a recording by the Harmonia Mundi label, and joins Maestro Pichon for Mozart’s C Minor Mass in her debut with the Munich Philharmonic. She joins Noord Nederlands Orkest Ein Deutsches Requiem, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Mahler’s 4th symphony with Susanna Mälkki, and sings Carmina Burana with the St. Louis Symphony under the baton of Stéphane Denève with the Orchestra of St. Lukes at Carnegie Hall.

In the 2022-2023 season, Ms. Fang made her house debut at the Wiener Staatsoper as Susanna in a new Barrie Kosky production of Le nozze de Figaro conducted by Philippe Jordan, a role which she then reprised for the Handel and Haydn Society under the baton of Raphaël Pichon. She returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Ilia in Idomeneo conducted by Manfred Honeck, and as Zerlina in a new production of Don Giovanni conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann. On the concert stage, she returned to San Francisco Symphony for Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 conducted by Robin Ticciati, debuted with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem led by Sir Donald Runnicles, and performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Handel’s Messiah, led by Manfred Honeck. She also performed recitals at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, Cal Performances, and The Dallas Opera.

In the 2021-2022 season, Ms. Fang made her house debut at Opéra national de Paris as Susanna in Le nozze de Figaro, in a new production conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and subsequently reprised the role both in a return to the Metropolitan Opera, conducted by James Gaffigan, and in her debut at the Matsumoto Festival in Japan. She also returned to Lyric Opera of Chicago as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, and to Dutch National Opera for her role debut as Ännchen in Der Freischütz in a new production by Kirill Serebrennikov. On the concert stage, she joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin for a special season-opening performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. Additionally, she toured with Ensemble Pygmalion under the direction of Raphaël Pichon in the music of Bach, made her debut at the Tanglewood Festival in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the Boston Symphony Orchestra led by Andris Nelsons, and returned to the Verbier Festival both as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem led by Sir Simon Rattle and in her role debut as Oscar in Un ballo in Maschera led by Gianandrea Noseda.

In the 2020-2021 season, Ms. Fang made her house debut at both Dutch National Opera and Santa Fe Opera as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, a role she had also been scheduled to reprise at Lyric Opera of Chicago. In concert, she joined Dutch National Opera in a performance of Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle. Previously scheduled concert engagements included Haydn’s Creation with Music of the Baroque under the baton of Dame Jane Glover.

Ms. Fang’s previous seasons have included performances with conductors James Levine, Sir Andrew Davis, Carlo Rizzi, Alan Gilbert, William Christie, Emmanuelle Haïm, Jesús López Cobos, Bernard Labadie, Nathalie Stutzmann, and Manfred Honeck. She has sung at Opernhaus Zürich, Opéra de Lille, Vancouver Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Washington National Opera, Wolf Trap Opera Company, Aspen Opera Theater Center, and The Juilliard School in such varied operas as Die Zauberflöte (Pamina), Le nozze di Figaro (Susanna), L’elisir d’amore (Adina), Alcina (Morgana), Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (Bellezza), Tannhäuser (Shepherd), Falstaff (Nannetta), Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra), Il Viaggio A Reims (Contessa di Folleville), Zaïde (title role), The Nose (Madame Podtochina’s Daughter), and Don Giovanni (Zerlina). Concert engagements have included appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, New World Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and Music of the Baroque Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony Nos. 2 and 4, Handel’s Messiah, Telemann’s Der Tag des Gerichts, Handel’s Silete Venti, Bernstein’s West Side Story, and more. Ms. Fang has given performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Alice Tully Hall, as well as with the Verbier Festival, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and Ravinia Festival.

A native of Ningbo, China, Ms. Fang is the recipient of the Martin E. Segal Award, the Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award, the Rose Bampton Award of The Sullivan Foundation, The Opera Index Award, and First Prize of the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition. In 2009, she become one of the youngest singers to win one of China’s most prestigious awards – the China Golden Bell Award for Music. She has been hailed as “the most gifted Chinese soprano of her generation” by Ningbo Daily.

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 former member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.

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