Australian-Chinese tenor Kang Wang is 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 was a finalist in the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World competition.
This season, he makes his house and role debut at Washington National Opera as Ferrando in Così fan tutte. He also makes his house debut at Seattle Opera as Rodolfo in La bohème, returns to Opera Australia in the same role, and returns to Opera Queensland as Alfredo in La traviata. In concert, he joins the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for a performance celebrating the Chinese New Year.
In recent seasons, Mr. Wang made his house debut at Opera Australia as Alfredo in La traviata, his house and role debut at Pittsburgh Opera as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, his role debut as the Duke in Rigoletto at Austin Lyric Opera, and his house and role debut at Welsh National Opera as Alfredo. On the concert stage, he sang Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion with both the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Eugene Symphony.
Past operatic highlights include performances at the Metropolitan Opera as Narraboth in a new production of Salome, Mitrane in Semiramide under the baton of Maurizio Benini, and the First Prisoner in Fidelio, as well as Verdi’s Messa da Requiem under James Levine and multiple concerts with the Summer Recital Series in various New York City parks.
Originally from Harbin, China, Mr. Wang is the son of two renowned opera singers. He received an International Artist Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, United Kingdom, and a Master of Music degree from the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University in Australia.