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Liping Zhang

Liping Zhang
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“Returning to the role of Cio-Cio San…Liping Zhang is entirely compellng in her every move, and in the perfectly integrated expressive range of her silk-spun soprano.” The Times

Born in Wuhan, Chinese soprano Liping Zhang came to international attention in the role of Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, which she has sung at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, the Opéra national de Paris, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, among others. Other roles include, Micaela in Carmen (Covent Garden), Liu in Turandot (Metropolitan Opera), Gilda in Rigoletto (Norwegian Opera) and Minì in La Bohème(Opera Hong Kong).

Her début EMI CD Liping Zhang:Vocal Recital released in 2008 showcases arias by Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti and Bellini, including Vissi d'arte (Tosca), Un bel di (Madama Butterfly), Casta diva (Norma) and The Mad Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor. In March 2010, she was invited by Andrew Lloyd Webber to appear in his new musical Love Never Dies’s London début. Recently, she has sung the Chinese version of the theme song in the Asian edition album of the musical on Polydor. Liping Zhang teaches at the Voice and Opera Department of the Central Conservatory of Music.