Featured on the cover of Opera News as one of “opera’s exciting new voices,” Chinese baritone Yunpeng Wang is quickly gaining international recognition on both the opera and concert stages of the world. He began the current season with his debut as Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisandein São Paulo and will later appear in concert with the Pacific Symphony and Hartford Symphony. In recent seasons, he made his role debut as Valentin in Faust with the Tulsa Opera, sang Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with the Shanghai Symphony, performed in concert with the Dallas Opera, and returned to the Metropolitan Opera to sing Mercutio in Bartlett Sher’s new production of Roméo et Juliette, conducted by Emmanuel Villaume. He also made his Japanese debut as Almaviva in a new production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center. He was a member of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program with appearances as Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, and Fiorello in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, conducted by Antony Walker. Mr. Wang received his bachelor’s degree from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and a master’s from the Manhattan School of Music. He was the recipient of the Second Prize, Zarzuela Prize, and Audience Favorite Award at Plácido Domingo’s 2012 Operalia Competition, First Prize in the 2014 Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition, and First Prize in the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition.