Boya Wei, soprano
Soprano Boya Wei, from Harbin, China, has been praised by The New York Times for her “beautifully rounded soprano and exquisite expression,” and Opera News for her “delicate phrasing and pearly tone.” In October of 2015, Ms. Wei made her Lincoln Center debut singing as a soloist with the New York City Ballet in the David H. Koch Theater. Making appearances at Opera Saratoga, the Music Academy of the West, Crested Butte Music Festival, LoftOpera and Mannes Opera, Ms. Wei has studied and performed roles including Beatrice in Il Postino, the First Fairy in The Witches of Venice (the opera’s American premier), Gilda in Rigoletto, Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica, Susanna and Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Giulia in La Scala di Seta, the Contessa di Folleville in Il Viaggio a Reims, and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. Ms. Wei earned her Bachelor of Music from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and her Master of Music and Professional Studies Diploma from the Mannes College of Music, where she received the Michael Sisca Opera Award upon graduation. Ms. Wei is a finalist of the McCammon Biennial Voice Competition, a Grant winner of the Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition, and an Eastern Region District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Learn more at www.boyawei.com.