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Chen Yong

Chen Yong is one of Hong Kong’s leading lyric tenors, and a familiar local presence in both opera and recital. He has sung lead roles in operas by Bellini, Gounod, Donizetti, Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, Offenbach, Verdi, Lehár, Leoncavallo and Puccini, produced by Opera Hong Kong, Opera Shanghai, the French May Arts Festival, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the Asia Society. He has also starred in two opera films broadcast on Hong Kong television and screened in cinemas. His performance of Beppe in Donizetti’s Rita has been released on CD by DaVinci. The South China Morning Post noted his “vigour and character”, while the Asian Review of Books has called his performances “suave” and characterised by “vaudevillian verve”.


As a soloist, Chen Yong has performed for the Hong Kong Philharmonic and City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong as well as at official functions of the Hong Kong and Chinese governments. He has performed in France and Austria and regularly sings throughout China. He is a graduate of the Universität für Musik und Darstellender Kunst Wien in Austria and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.