A “heroicly coloured voice with all the necessary lyrism” the press wrote on Mario Zhang’s successful debut as CALAF at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. A role, he also sang at the Semper Opera Dresden, the Vienna Volksoper, the Zurich Opera House, the Schwerin Festival, the Wiesbaden National Theatre, the State Opera Prague, the Bratislava National Opera… just to name a few.
Besides, the tenor could also be seen in Bratislava as CAVARADOSSI and as MANRICO in a new production of ‘Il Trovatore’ on the occasion of the operning of the new opera house.
Before, he sang such operas as Rigoletto, La Traviata, Aida, La Bohème, Tosca, Carmen, Les Contes d’Hoffman and many more at the Welsh National Opera, the Wexford Opera, the Royal Opera Copenhagen, the Polish National Opera, the Cologne Opera, in Dublin, Hanover, Kiel, the Cleveland Opera, the Sacramento Opera, the Sarasota Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, the Pacific Opera Victoria As DON JOSE he was very successful at the Semper Opera Dresden.
Mario Zhang regularly performs at the Intenational Music Festival Chiemgau. He could be seen here as DON CARLO, RADAMES, RODOLFO and many others. 2011 he made his debut as ALVARO at the Schwerin Castle Festival and was celebrated as HOFFMANN in Breslau. The Canadian citizen performed as a concert soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Welsh National Radio Orchestra and the Munich Symphony Orchestra.
„..a lusty and movable voice, full of puissance
and blessed by a nearly inexhaustible energy..”
The tenor graduated at the London Royal College of Music, before winning the first prize at the National Clonter Opera Competition in London. Furthermore he was a finalist at the Placido Domingo International Opera Competition and the Metropolitan Opera Competition.
Televised performances of the artist include among others a production of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and a opera gala concert with the Welsh National Radio Zu seinen meistgesungenen Partien zählt Mario Zhang den RADAMES, den er u.a. in einer großen Produktion von AIDA u.a. in Paris, Marseille, Brüssel, Lissabon, Budapest, Stuttgart, Dortmund sang, in der Open-Air-Produktion der Eutiner Festspiele, an den Städtischen Bühnen Münster, an der Nationaloper Bratislava, an der Staatsoper Prag, sowie auch mit der Staatsoper Budapest in China und beim Internationalen Mozartfestival in Pravets.
One of Mario Zhang’s most frequently sung roles is RADAMES, that he interpreted a.o. in a huge AIDA production in Paris, Marseille, Brussels, Lisbon, Budapest, Stuttgart, in the open-air-production of the Eutin Festival, at the Munster City Theatre, the Bratislava National Opera and the Prague State Opera.and the international Mozart Festival Pravets.
In the 2016/17 he is a.o cALAF at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania and CAVARADOSSI at the Taillinn National Opera.
“His voluminous and still smooth tone fascinates from the first moment.
No deficit regarding the high tones“