Liang LI
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The Chinese bass Liang Li has become a most sought-after singer for both opera and concert with performances at all important international companies and festivals. He sings all main roles of his Fach, which includes German as well as Italian and French repertoire. He has got a regular collaboration with conductors like Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Sir Simon Rattle, Myung-Whun Chung, Donald Runnicles, Tomás Netopil, Sylvain Cambreling, Jonathan Nott, Manfred Honeck, just to name a few.

The season 2017/18 started with concert performances of „Turandot“/Timur with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Zubin Mehta) in Tel Aviv, followed by „Tristan and Isolde“/Marke at the National Center of the Performing Arts in Beijing (Shao-Chia Lu; Mariusz Trelinski), Beethoven’s “Symphony no. 9” with the Orchestra of La Scala di Milano (Zubin Mehta) and various concerts, e.g.  Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater” in the Palace of the Arts in Budapest (Riccardo Frizza). Later the season, he will sing concert performances of  „Don Giovanni“/Commendatore with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (Jonathan Nott) in Kawasaki and he will give his debut at the Hamburgische Staatsoper as Hunding/“Die Walküre“.

Highlights of previous seasons included e.g. a concert of Beethoven’s “Symphony no. 9” under the baton of Manfred Honeck with the Danish Radio in Copenhagen, his huge success as ‘Fiesco’ in a new production of “Simone Boccanegra” (Paolo Carignani; David Hermann) at the Vlaamse Opera Antwerp, his debut as Filippo/”Don Carlo” (Axel Kober) at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Zaccharia/”Nabucco” performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as well as at the Staatsoper Stuttgart. Furthermore the role of Arkel/“Pélleas et Mélisande” lead him to the Wiener Festwochen and the Edinburgh Festival.
Liang Li is a regular guest at the Festival Baden-Baden with e.g. “Die Walküre”/’Hunding’ (Jonathan Nott) and a production of “Manon Lescaut”/Geronte de Ravoir (Richard Eyre/Sir Simon Rattle), at the Opéra de Paris with “Il Trovatore”/’Ferrando’ (Daniele Rustioni; Alex Ollé) and “Don Giovanni”/Commendatore (Alain Altinoglu), at the Deutsche Oper Berlin with “Nabucco”/Zaccharia, Gurnemanz/”Parsifal” (Donald Runnicles) and “Tristan and Isolde”/Marke, at the Semperoper Dresden with “Macbeth”/Banco’ and Cardinal de Brogni/”La juive”, in Caen and Luxemburg with “Der Fliegende Holländer”/Daland (Francois-Xavier Roth), at the Opera Festival Beijing (NCPA) with “Nabucco”/Zaccharia aside Placido Domingo, at the Palau de les Arts Valencia with “Il Trovatore”/Ferrando and “Tristan and Isolde”/Marke (Zubin Mehta).

With his distinguished concert repertoire, Liang Li also appears internationally on all important concert stages, as with Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater” with the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Mariss Jansons in Munich and Lucerne, with Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” both at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia (Nicola Luisotti) and at the Palace of the Arts in Budapest (Carlo Montanaro) and with Mahler’s “Symphony no. 8” with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra at Kawasaki (Jonathan Nott), with Mozart’s “Requiem” and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Manfred Honeck) at Carnegie Hall in New York, at Vienna Musikverein as well as in Pittsburgh, with Verdi’s “Requiem” at the Philharmonie Essen (Tomás Netopil) and at the Palau de les Arts (Carlo Rizzi), with Schumann's “Faust Szenen”/Pater Profundus, Böser Geist  under the baton of Sebastian Weigle at the Frankfurt Museumskonzerte, with Mahler’s “Symphony no. 8” (Shao-chia Lü) in Taiwan, with Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater” at the Mozarteum Salzburg – just to name a few.

Liang Li was born in China and studied voice in Tianjin and in Peking. He won numerous prizes at International Voice Competitions, e.g. the International ARD Music Competition in Munich, „Neue Stimmen“ of the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the International Opera-Competition in Shizuoka in Japan.

For his outstanding credits for the Staatsoper Stuttgart where Liang Li has been a member since 2006 and where he sings all important roles of his Fach, he has been honored with the title Kammersänger of the Staatsoper Stuttgart in November 2016.

Future projects includes his return to the Hamburgische Staatsoper with a new production as well as to the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Semperoper Dresden and various and concerts and performances with Zubin Mehta.


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