Australian-Chinese tenor Kang Wang is one of the most sought-after young lyric tenors in the opera world. He is a former member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program of the Metropolitan Opera and a finalist in the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World competition.
In the 2023-2024 season, Mr Wang makes his debuts with the role of Rodolfo in La bohème at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, Canada and Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Firenze, Italy, also with the role of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the Houston Grand Opera in Texas, USA. Additionally, he makes his role debut in the title role of Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Palm Beach Opera in Florida, USA, and the role of Ruggero in La Rondine at the Victorian Opera in Melbourne, Australia. He also returns to the Sydney Opera House for Alfredo in La Traviata, and to Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Australia for Puccini Gala concerts.
In the past seasons, Mr. Wang made his role debut at the Metropolitan Opera, performing as the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier. He has also performed at renowned houses including Opernhaus Zürich, Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera, Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, Toscanini Festival in Italy, Welsh National Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, Opera North in Leeds, Pittsburgh Opera, and Opera Hong Kong, delivering compelling portrayals of Rodolfo in La bohème, Alfredo in La traviata, Duca di Mantua in Rigoletto, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni as well as Roberto in Le villi.
In concert, Mr. Wang had joined the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, London Philharmonic Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, American Classical Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra as well as Queensland Symphony Orchestra, for works such as Verdi’s Requiem, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Britten’s War Requiem, Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion and various operatic gala concerts. Mr Wang had also given recitals in the United Kingdom, United States, Estonia, Russia, China, and Australia.
A favorite of competitions, Mr. Wang was a finalist in the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World competition, has won 2nd place in the renowned Belvedere International Singing Competition held in Moscow in 2017, and the People’s Choice Award in the Dame Joan Sutherland National Vocal Award in Australia. In 2016, he won 2nd place as well as the People’s Choice Award in the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. In 2014, he won the 2014 Clonter Opera Prize in the United Kingdom.
Originally from Harbin, China, Mr. Wang is the son of two renowned opera singers. He received an International Artist Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, United Kingdom, and a Master’s degree in Opera Performances from the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University in Australia.