Zhang Liping Soprano. A series of outstanding interpretations in both the bel canto and lyric repertoire have established Zhang Liping as one of opera’s leading international sopranos, with engagements at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, The Metropolitan Opera New York, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Regio di Parma, Opéra de Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, and the China National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA).
Zhang came to international attention in the role of Cio-Cio-San, which she has sung at Covent Garden, the MET Opera, Opera de Paris, Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona and Deutsche Oper Berlin, amongst other theatres. She also enthralled audiences around the globe with other significant opera roles such as Violetta (La Traviata), Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Mimi (La Bohème), Tosca (Tosca), Liù (Turandot), Micaela (Carmen), Gilda (Rigoletto) and Leonore (Il Trovatore). In her native country, Zhang has given many highly acclaimed performances such as the premiere of Chinese original opera Xi Shi, Tosca in the first NCPA Opera Festival and La Traviata conducted by Lorin Maazel. In 2010, Zhang was invited by Andrew Lloyd Webber to the premiere of his new musical, Love Never Dies in London. She was then invited to record the Chinese version of the musical's theme song in the Asian edition released by Polydor Records. In 2011, Zhang returned to The Met Opera in the performance of Madama Butterfly invited by Plácido Domingo. In 2012, Zhang's performance as Cio-Cio-San at Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden was recorded in 3D for transmission in theatres worldwide and for distribution on DVD. The movie was premiered in Europe and America and then was launched in 3D cinemas all over the world. In 2014, Zhang Liping signs an exclusive contract with Universal Music. As the label's first Chinese classical singer, she has released a Schubert lieder album Night and Dreams under Decca Classics in October 2014. Forthcoming recording projects include a selection of Chinese art songs and opera arias by Verdi.
Zhang is currently the Head of the Vocal Opera Department of China Central Conservatory of Music.
Type： Person Female
Period： 1965.8.3 - ..
Age： 58 years