Baritone Yang Yang (St. Ignatius, Four Saints in Three Acts) was born in northern China. He began ballet studies at age 10, and at 19 was accepted at the Shanghai Conservatory in vocal studies, earning a bachelor of music degree as a student of Zhou Zheng. As a participant at Zhou Xiaoyan’s International Opera Center, he performed in productions of Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, among others. Yang made his Carnegie Hall debut as part of the 2007 Carnegie Hall Osvaldo Golijov / Dawn Upshaw Workshop for Composers and Singers. He also was soloist with the Berkshire Bach Society under the direction of Maestro James Bagwell and performed in a recital with other vocal arts students this past season at the Hudson (N.Y.) Opera House. Most recently, he was a finalist in the Liederkranz Competition in New York.


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