Bass-baritone Shenyang embodies a 21st century bridge between the cultures of East and West. His outstanding voice brought him into the spotlight at the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, where the artist’s triumphant victory gave start to his brilliant international career.
Shenyang was born in Tianjin, China. Studied with Professor Ping Gu at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He is an alumnus of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and of the Juilliard School Opera Center. He has attended master classes by James Levine, Jose Van Dam, John Fisher, Carlo Bergonzi, Renata Scotto, Sir Thomas Allen, Hakan Hagegard, Christa Ludwig, Barbara Bonney, Malcolm Martineau, Stephen Wadsworth, and Renee Fleming. He is the prize-winner at the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award (2008) and of the Montblanc New Voices at Stars of the White Nights Festival (2010).
His extensive repertoire encompasses both operatic roles and vocal, symphonic and chamber works. He performs at the world’s leading theatres, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Washington National Opera, Opernhaus Zurich, Die Bayerische Staatsoper. Collaborates with such renowned conductors as Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Daniel Barenboim, Fabio Luisi, Antonio Pappano, Andrew Davis, Harry Bicket, Marco Armiliato, Alan Gilbert, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, as well as with celebrated orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the San-Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Nacional de Espana, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra, the China National Symphony Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Shenyang has participated in major music festivals (Stars of the White Nights Festival, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival) and performs at the most prestigious concert halls: the Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Centre in New York, the BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the China National Grand Theatre in Beijing and many others.
Shenyang’s highlights of 2016/17 season include his house debut with the Seattle Opera, where he appeared in the title part in Le nozze di Figaro.