is one of opera’s leading international sopranos, with engagements at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Opera de Paris, the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Most recently, Liping Zhang filmed her performance as Madama Butterfly for Covent Garden for broadcast in cinemas worldwide and returned to the Metropolitan Opera.
Liping Zhang came to international attention in the role of Cio-Cio-San, which she has sung at Covent Garden, the Opera de Paris, the Metropolitan Opera, the Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona and at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, amongst other theatres.
More than any other world house, Liping Zhang is closely associated with Covent Garden, where her roles have included Lucia, Liu, Micaela, Mimi and Cio-Cio-San.
Ms Zhang’s European engagements include Lucia di Lammermoor at the Deutsche Opera Berlin, Mimi and Gilda at Den Norske Opera and Gilda at the Teatro Regio di Parma.
In Asia, Ms Zhang has sung Mimi in Hong Kong and Violetta at the Shanghai International Festival and Tosca, Leonore (Il Trovatore) and Violetta at the Grand National Theatre in Beijing, whilst in North America she has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Los Angeles Opera and Vancouver Opera in roles such as Mimi, Cio-Cio-San and Liu.
Liping Zhang's debut disc was released by EMI Classics in 2009.
Fuure engagements include Les Pecheurs de Perles, Robert Le Diable and Madama Butterfly at Salerno. She performs extensively as an opera and concert artist throughout Asia and is head of the Vocal Faculty at the Beijing Conservatoire.
Lucia / Covent Garden
Above all, Liping Zhang
gave us a heroine of exceptional eloquence and intensity, no drooping lily but a vital, suffering, deeply touching creature whose élans and
agonies raised the work momentarily to a higher plane.
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