Tenor Jinxu Xiahou was born in Zibo, in the eastern province of Shadong, China. Since the 2012/13 season he has been a member of the ensemble at the Vienna State Opera, where his roles have included Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore, Gastone in La Traviata and the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier. In the coming season, he will appear there as Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola. He studied at the Beijing Central Conservatory. He made his European debut in 2010, when he appeared in the Classic Night in Zurich. In 2011 he won the prestigious “Neue Stimmen” international competition of the Bertelsmann Foundation.