Tenor Kang Wang is moving on to the final of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition this Sunday.
The tenor performed four arias in the fourth round competition on Thursday. He kicked off his showcase by singing an aria from Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” before plunging into Alfredo’s aria from Verdi’s “La Traviata.” The iconic “Pourquoi me réveiller” from Massenet’s “Werther” ensued” before the lyric tenor finished off his showcase with the famed “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz” from Lehár’s “Das Land des Lächelns.”
The tenor is widely seen as having a prominent future at 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.
Among his major career accomplishments to date are a second place finish in the Dallas Opera Guild 2016 Vocal Competition and a victory as the People’s Choice Award of that same competition. He has also 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.