Soprano Ying Fang has been hailed by the New York Times for “singing with a fresh, appealing soprano and acting with coquettish flair.”
In the 2018/19 season, Mozart is the foundation for two auspicious debuts for Ms. Fang. Her debut at the Salzburger Festspiele in a new production of Idomeneo reunites her with director Peter Sellars. She also returns to the Metropolitan Opera for a role debut as Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito. Another season highlight includes Ms. Fang rejoining the LA Philharmonic, in collaboration with The Old Globe Theatre of San Diego, as Juno for performances of the incidental music to Shakespeare's The Tempest by Sibelius conducted by Susanna Mälkki. She makes a return to the New York Philharmonic for performances of the Brahms Requiem under Jaap van Zweden. Ms. Fang debuts with several orchestras this season including the Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst as Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos; the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons and the Hong Kong Philharmonic conducted by Jaap van Zweden for Mahler’s Symphony No. 2; the San Francisco Symphony and Houston Symphony with Jane Glover conducting Handel’s Messiah; the Malaysian Philharmonic under Roberto Abbado and North Carolina Symphony under Carlos Miguel Prieto for Orff’s Carmina Burana; and a Carnegie Hall concert with Orchestra of St. Luke’s under Bernard Labadie for Mozart’s "Venga la morte....Non temer, amato bene," K. 490.
The 2017/18 season saw Ms. Fang’s house debut at Opernhaus Zürich as Pamina in The Magic Flute. She returned to the Metropolitan Opera to sing Noémie in a new production of Cendrillon that was broadcast worldwide via Live in HD. Ms. Fang portrayed Morgana in Handel’s Alcina with Washington National Opera. She also made a house and role debut at Vancouver Opera as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore. Concert appearances included Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel; a recital with pianist Ken Noda at Carnegie Hall featuring Schubert lieder; and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Montclair Symphony conducted by David Chan. Ms. Fang returned to the Verbier Festival for Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 conducted by Christoph Eschenbach; performances of the Fauré Requiem under Mark Minkowski; and a solo recital.
A native of Ningbo, China, 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.