|Chinese born tenor Ziwen Xiang
spent five important developmental years at China National Opera where he
quickly rose through the ranks to become a Principal Soloist. Under
the auspices of this company he was heard in both opera and concert in numerous
countries including Italy, Syria, and Turkey. Mr. Xiang moved to the
USA in 2014, and almost immediately was chosen to make his American Operatic
debut as Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata in Martina Arroyo’s prestigious Artist
Development Program in New York City. Ziwen was accepted into the Master
of Music Degree in Voice Performance program at New York’s Manhattan School
of Music, which he completed in 2016. Mr. Xiang made his New York debut
in recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in March 2017.
The 2018-19 began with his New York City Opera debut in their world premiere of Stonewall, by Ian Bell and Mark Campbell. In his debut with the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Members Lecture Performances he sang Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi. The season also witnessed tenor Xiang as featured tenor soloist at the Sino U.S. Artist Association, and at New York’s Opera America as the Duke in scenes from Verdi’s Rigoletto.
In the 2019-2020 season he was a founding member of Preferite Verdi e Puccini. Ziwen was interviewed that Fall on the iconic Woodstock Radio in preparation for their debut concert at The Old Dutch Church in Kingston, NY, as well as their NYC debut at Lincoln Center Library. The trio has numerous national tours in the works, although currently postponed due to CoVid-19. The season also witnessed a performance with Forte International at Opera America, he was featured tenor soloist in a concert with Verissmo Opera of N.J., and was featured guest artist in several recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and with the Edison Symphony Orchestra in NJ.
In 2021 he was Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Boheme in a movie produced by More Than Music LTD. Of Hoing Kong.
Spring 2020 was to have featured his return to Carnegie Hall as soloist with Mid-America Productions, and in August as tenor soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice.
Although definitive scheduling is difficult at this time, he has been contracted to sing Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Finger Lakes Choral Festival, and the Mozart Vespers with Mid-America Productions at Carnegie Hall, when live music making recommences. Ziwen Xiang is conductor of the Glow Foundation’s New York Chinese Chorus, which he prepares for frequent concerts. In addition he is the Producer of Arts International, which presents Solo Artists in Lincoln Center Debut Recital.
Operatic performances to his credit include Puccini’s La Bohême (Rodolfo) and La Rondine (Prunier), Verdi’s La Traviata (Alfredo) and Rigoletto (Duke), Otto Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor (Fenton), and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (Ernesto). On the concert stage he has been heard as tenor soloist in Mozart’s C Minor Mass. He sang the Bach’s Cantata BWV 140, and Handel’s Messiah at Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph