Our Singers

Kang Wang

Tenor
Voice category: Tenor Country: Australia Born: 1988

Biographie

Kang Wang lives in New York and has been one of the selected singers on the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program of the Metropolitan Opera since 2015. In spring 2018 he will be singing the role of Mitrane in Semiramide at the MET. The Australian tenor, who is of Chinese descent, studied music at the Queensland Conservatory in Australia. He subsequently completed an International Artist Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he appeared as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore. In 2014 Kang Wang joined the OperAvenir opera studio at the Theater Basel, where he appeared as Nathanaël in Les contes d’Hoffmann and as the Notary in Don Pasquale. He made his debut at the MET as Narraboth in Salome. He gained further stage experience in roles such as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress and Don José in La Tragedie de Carmen. In 2017 Kang Wang came second in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition and was a finalist in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.

Roles

Nemorino, L'elisir d'amore (G. Donizetti)
Narraboth, Salome (R. Strauss)
Tom Rakewell, The Rake's Progress (I. Strawinsky)
Rinuccio, Gianni Schicchi (G. Puccini)

Education

2013 - 2014, Royal Northern College of Music, United Kingdom
2011 - 2012, Queensland Conservatory, Australia

Competitions

2017, Second Prize, International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, Russia
2017, Finalist, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, United Kingdom
2016, Second Prize and Audience Award, Dallas Opera Guild International Vocal Competition, USA