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A Touching Voice (17 Apr 2007)


Zhang Liping said , ” The first time I heard Traviata. I was a secondary school student. I did not know what was in the lyrics. I remember I was so touched by the music that I sat there and cried. ” This early experience inspired Zhang Liping to be a soprano. Zhang acquired the basics of all her classical repertoire at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing between 1985 and 1989. l Zhang Liping ’ s Covent Garden debut as Liu in Turandot not only won her unanimous praise, but also made her the first Chinese soprano to sing a title role at this prestigious opera house. She has performed in about 20 operas, her roles including Mimi in "La Boheme," Micaela in "Carmen," Lucia in "Lucia di Lammermoor," Marguerite in "Faust" and Gilda in "Rigoletto." She now spends her time between performing in prestigious opera houses around the world and teaching in the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

Young Chinese Performers Series
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
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