Australian-Chinese tenor Kang Wang is one of the most sought-after young lyric tenors in the opera world. This season, he makes a house and role debut at Washington National Opera as Ferrando in Così fan tutte. He also makes his house debut at Seattle Opera as Rodolfo in La bohème, returns to Opera Australia in the same role, and returns to Opera Queensland as Alfredo in La traviata. In concert, he joins the the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for a performance celebrating the Chinese New Year and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra for a concert of arias.
In recent seasons, Mr. Wang made his house debut at Opera Australia as Alfredo, his house and role debut at Pittsburgh Opera as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and his role debut as the Duke in Rigoletto at Austin Lyric Opera. On the concert stage, he sang Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Eugene Symphony.
Originally from Harbin, China, Mr. Wang is the son of two renowned opera singers. He is a former member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program of the Metropolitan Opera and was a finalist in the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World competition.