Featured on the cover of Opera News as one of “opera’s exciting new voices,” Chinese baritone Yunpeng Wang is quickly gaining international recognition on both the opera and concert stages of the world.
In the 2017/18 season, he made his role debut as Valentin in Faust with the Tulsa Opera. He also performed Figaro in The Barber of Seville with the Shanghai Symphony, appeared in Marco Polo at the Guanghzou Opera, and performed in concert with the Dallas Opera. In the 2016/17 season, he returned to the Metropolitan Opera to sing Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette and appeared as a soloist in the Met’s 50th Anniversary Gala. He also made his house and role debut as Zurga in The Pearl Fishers with the Tulsa Opera and performed in a concert of Verdi arias and duets with the Dallas Opera. He concluded the season with his Japanese debut as the Count in The Marriage of Figaro at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center.
In the 2015/16 season, he completed his third year as a member of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program with appearances as Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, which was broadcast through the Met’s Live in HD series to movie theaters around the world, and Fiorello in The Barber of Seville. He also returned to the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Italy to make his role debut as Figaro in a concert version of The Barber of Seville under the baton of Alberto Zedda, and sang Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with the Macao Symphony.
Yunpeng Wang received his Bachelor of Music from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from The Manhattan School of Music. He was the recipient of the second prize, zarzuela prize and audience favorite award at Plácido Domingo’s 2012 Operalia Competition, first prize in the 2014 Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition, and first prize in the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition.