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About this Artist

As the winner of the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, bass-baritone Shenyang came immediately to international attention. While his early career focused principally on the operas of Rossini, Mozart, and Handel, recent seasons have seen a shift to a more dramatic repertoire. In 2023, Shenyang gave his first performances as Wotan in Wagner’s Das Rheingold in concert with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Sun Yifan.

Highlights of the 2023/24 season include Shenyang’s house debut at the Opéra National de Paris as the Herald in a new staging of Lohengrin under the baton of Alexander Soddy, a European tour of Fidelio with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel, and a return to the Glyndebourne Festival as Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde) with Robin Ticciati. In concert, he performs in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under Santtu-Matias Rouvali and in the world premiere of Aaron Zigman’s Émigré, first with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and subsequently with the New York Philharmonic, both with conductor Yu Long.