Feb. 8, 1988
Teaches voice at the Shandong Normal University. In 2013 he won the 20th Placido Domingo Operalia World Opera Competition that took place in Verona. In 2014 he won one of the most prestigious vocal competitions in the USA—the National Council Auditions of the Metropolitan Opera. In 2010 as a participant in the Merola Opera program of the San Francisco Opera he performed the part of Belcore (L’Elisir d’amore). At the San Francisco Opera he has sung the roles of Ascanio Petrucci (Lucrezia Borgia), Lorenzo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Uberto (La Serva Padrona), and Don Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) among others. His active repertoire encompasses lead roles in Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Pasquale at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. He also debuted to great acclaim in Korea as Gremin (Eugene Onegin) at the Seoul Arts Centre.
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
What is your favorite meal?
Chinese spice food.
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
Don't be obsessed with material benefits, and don't be sad for meaningless defamations.
Which person or people inspire you the most?
My voice teacher, Fanjian Wei.
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
Work hard and enjoy life.
What would you like people to say about you?
He was very nice and lost weight!
How do you overcome the stage fright? / What is your ritual before going on stage?
I am not a nervous person. I don't think I feel scared on stage. I eat an apple before going on stage.
When you perform... who are you playing for?
What job would you least like to do?
What's the "most played" non-classical track on your phone?
Rocky Mountain high by American singer John Denver.
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
Cellphone. Enough food. Girlfriend.
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
Favourite: a great singer singing. Most annoying: snoring.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?
you can be a star if you win.
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