Soprano Meigui Zhang will represent China in the 2023 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. She makes her Los Angeles Opera debut in Don Giovanni (Zerlina) and her debut with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood in Così fan tutte (Despina). She also joins the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in J. L. Adams’s Vespers of the Blessed Earth. The 2022–23 season features an exciting role debut as Euridice in San Francisco Opera’s Orfeo ed Euridice, her Atlanta Opera debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and a return to the Metropolitan Opera covering Ilia in Idomeneo. She also features as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the North Carolina Symphony, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with Bard College’s The Orchestra Now, and Bruckner’s Te Deum with the New Jersey Symphony.
Her 2021–22 season sparkled with notable performances at esteemed venues. At the Metropolitan Opera, Ms. Zhang sang as Thibault in Sir David McVicar’s Don Carlos under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, as well as reprised her role as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. She also made her triumphant debut at the San Francisco Opera, starring in the lead role of Dai Yu in Bright Sheng’s The Dream of the Red Chamber. As a soprano soloist, she performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 throughout China with the Sichuan Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Bach’s Coffee Cantata with Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival, and concerts with both the Xi’an and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestras.