Dani Zhang Jingdan
Soprano Dani Zhang Jingdan received her master’s degree at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) under the tutelage of soprano Nancy Yuen. She has attended masterclasses with world-renowned singers, including Diana Damrau, Sumi Jo, Barbara Bonney, Nelly Miricioiu, Shenyang, Warren Mok and Darryl Edwards.
Zhang is one of the winners of the 2019 RTHK Young Music Makers and has recorded a series of TV productions and radio broadcasts for RTHK. In 2020, she took part in the recording of The Sound of Art which was hosted by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and an online concert series The GBA Concert Hall. In 2021, she performed Bach’s Mass in B minor as the soprano soloist with the Hong Kong Bach Choir, conducted by Jerome Hoberman. In 2022, she made her debut with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, singing the soprano solo in Fauré Requiem under the baton of Long Yu in collaboration with HKU MUSE. Recently, she debuted at the Opera Hong Kong as Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and appeared as Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème.
At HKAPA, Zhang’s operatic roles include Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Nedda in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. She has also performed in Opera Scenes as Cunégonde from Candide, Micaela from Carmen, Nannetta from Falstaff and Dorabella from Così fan tutte. She was invited to perform Mozart’s concert arias in the "35th Anniversary Academy Festival Presents Concerto Feast" with the Academy Symphony Orchestra.