BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2017 Preview: Tenor Kang Wang Has Metropolitan Opera Future

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Hearing of opera singers passing on their art to future generations is quite rare. Just do the thought experiment – how many opera singers do you know that had children pursuing the same career. Well, count Kang Wang among that list. The Australian tenor will showcase his talents and incredible story at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition this summer.

Short Bio

The son of professional opera singers from Harbin, China, Wang’s journey to success started at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he received an International Artist Diploma in Opera. He followed that up with a Masters of Music Studies at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in Australia. From there he entered into the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program where he has been since.

He has finished second in the Dallas Opera Guild 2016 Vocal Competition and was the winner of the People’s Choice Award. He received that same honor in the Dame Joan Sutherland National Vocal Award and was also a winner of the Clonter Opera Prize in the UK in 2014.

Major Performances and Roles

The tenor has made himself a future of the Metropolitan Opera, making his debut this past season in “Salome.” He is slated for more Met Opera performances in his future and will also appear with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, WNO, and Austin Opera.

Check out his rendition of a famous Verdi tune.

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About the Author

David Salazar
Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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