Soprano Ying Fang made her house debut this season at the Vienna State Opera as Susanna in Le nozze de Figaro, a role that she reprised for the Handel and Haydn Society. She returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Ilia in Idomeneo and as Zerlina in a new production of Don Giovanni. She also returns to the Salzburg Festival as Nannetta in a new production of Falstaff. On the concert stage, she debuts with the Atlanta Symphony in Brahms’s German Requiem and performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony in Mozart’s Mass in C minorand Handel’s Messiah.
Last season, Ms. Fang made her house debut at Opéra national de Paris as Susanna and reprised the role at the Metropolitan Opera and the Matsumoto Festival. She also returned to Lyric Opera of Chicago as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and to Dutch National Opera for her role debut as Ännchen in Der Freischütz. On the concert stage, she joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2.
A native of Ningbo, China, Ms. Fang became one of the youngest singers to win the China Golden Bell Award for Music. She holds a master’s degree and an artist diploma in opera 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.