Nian Wang won the Handel Aria Competition in 2017 and, in the same year, received a grant by the Gerda Lissner Foundation.
Her repertoire up to 2017 included the role of Siebel (with the St. Petersburg Opera Company), Zweite Dame (at the Seattle Opera and San Francisco Opera), Cherubino (with the Beijing National Performing Center), Mecedes, Teobaldo and Rosina (at the San Francisco Opera), Angelina (La Cenerentola), Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) and Rinaldo (title role, at the Curtis Opera Theatre, as well as Nicklausse and Muse (with the Martina Arroyo Foundation).
Sie also sang Mother Jeanne (Dialogue of the Carmelites), Lucilla (La scala di seta), and First Witch (Dido and Aeneas), as well as concerts of the Mozart Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony and Duruflé's Requiem.
Nian Wang started her career with the Singapore Composers Association, at the Nanjing Arts Institute, and with the Oxford Summer Programme. Her teachers were Daniel Ferro, Cesar Ulloa, and Edith Bers.
Since 2018, Nian Wang has shifted her artistic focus to Europe. The young mezzo-soprano sang the important role of Arminio in the production Germanico in Germania by Nicola Antonia Porpora at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Philharmonic in December 2018, and in January 2019 the no less important role of Piacere in the production Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno by Georg Friedrich Handel at the La Valetta Festival in Malta, and in April 2019 the role of Elena in Rossini's opera La Donna del Lago at the HNK Zagreb. In the 2019/20 season she was a member of the ensemble at the Staatstheater Oldenburg, where she performed roles such as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, kitchen boy in Rusalka and Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito.
Further engagements led the young artist to sing the role of Otone in Gismondo re di Polonia to the Eufomia Festival Warsaw, Eduige in Carlo il Calvo to the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival.
Nian Wang works with conductors such as Nicola Luisotti, George Petrou, Nicholas McGegan and Donald Runnicles. Nian Wang has many exciting projects planned in the coming years, including CD recording, opera and concert tour projects. In June 2021 Nian will sing the roles of Pirro in the new concert production of Cajo Fabrizio at Theater an der Wien and at the Al Improvviso Festival Gliwice, in summer 2021 the role of Elena in La Donna del Lago at the Saaremaa Festival and in October 2021 the role of Andronico in Vivaldi's Il Bajazet at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. She will return to the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival in September 2021 as Eduige in Porpora's Carlo il Calvo.
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