Bass-baritone Shenyang is the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 2008 winner of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and winner of the 2010 Montblanc New Voices at Stars of the White Nights Festival. A frequent guest at the Metropolitan Opera, Shenyang has most recently performed there in The Magic Flute conducted by Jane Glover, and La Cenerentola under Fabio Luisi. Previously he has been heard as Masetto in Don Giovanni conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, Garibaldo in Rodelinda conducted by Harry Bicket, and Colline in La boheme conducted by Marco Armiliato.
Highlights of past seasons include house debuts with the Bavarian State Opera, Mariinsky Theater, Opernhaus Zürich and Washington National Opera. Shenyang sang Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Sir Antonio Pappano and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra and was a featured soloist at the opening concert of the China National Grand Theatre in Beijing. He performed Brahms’s Liebeslieder Walzer with James Levine at the Carnegie Hall, and sang the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah at his Boston Symphony Orchestra debut with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. He was Artist-in-Residence of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in 2011-12 singing repertoire ranging from Bach and Mozart to Mussorgsky and Mahler conducted by Yu Long.
Born in Tianjin, China, Shenyang studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He is an alumnus of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and of the Julliard School Opera Center.