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Ziwen Xiang


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Chinese born tenor Ziwen Xiang’s voice has been described as possessing a remarkably sweet, spinning, warm tone”, ideal for the lyric stage.  Last season Ziwen performed Opera Favorites at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston, NY.  He also made his debut as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with the Mid-Atlantic Orchestra and Seton Hall University.  Following this was the Bach Magnificat and Vivaldi Gloria RV588 with the Taghkanic Chorale in NY.  He sang Ferrando in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte in "Opera Reads" at Opera America.  He also performed Halstork's I Will Lift up Mine Eyes and Dett's Chariot Jubilee at Carnegie Hall with Mid-America Productions on June 3. On September 2 he returned to New York City Opera as Arturo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lamermoor at Bryant Park in NYC.  He performed several concerts at the Glow Foundation Community Center in Queens NY including Sept. 16 .He also was selected to compete in "Opera's Golden Voice" International Vocal Competition in Georgia in September. He looks forward to his debut as Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte at Grand Rapids Opera.

This past season held his 2021 film debut as Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Boheme, produced by More Than Music Ltd of Hong Kong, and his debut with the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice as Beppe in Pagliacci.  In August he was proud to sing the Star Spangled Banner for a N.Y. Mets game.

As a founding member of the vocal trio  Preferite Verdi e Puccini, he was interviewed by Woodstock Radio in preparation for their debut concert at The Old Dutch Church in Kingston.  The season also featured a performance with Forte International at Opera America, and recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.   In 2019 he made 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 soloist with the Sino U.S. Artist Association, and at New York’s Opera America as the Duke in Verdi’s Rigoletto.

Also a proficient pianist, Ziwen Xiang is currently conductor/music director of the Glow Foundation’s New York Chinese Chorus.  In addition he is the Producer of Arts International, which presents Solo Artists in their Lincoln Center Debut Recitals.

Ziwen Xiang spent his 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, and made his American Operatic debut as Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata in Martina Arroyo’s prestigious Artist Development Program in New York City.  He completed a Master of Music Degree in Voice Performance at Manhattan School of Music, and presented his New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall in March 2017. 

Operatic performances to his credit include La Rondine (Prunier), 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 in NYC.