Shenyang, bass-baritone

Shenyang embodies a 21st century bridge between the cultures of East and West and is celebrated for his distinguished artistry on the world's eminent concert and opera stages.

He is recognized as the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and winner of the 2008 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and the 2010 Montblanc New Voices at Stars of the White Nights Festival. Born in Tianjin, China, Shenyang is an alumnus of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, The Juilliard School, and the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.

Shenyang has bowed in leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera (La Bohème, Don Giovanni, and Rodelinda), Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts (Le Nozze di Figaro), and at both Glyndebourne and the Bayerische Staatsoper (La Cenerentola).

The artist's dedication to the great concert repertoire has yielded acclaimed performances with Long Yu and both the China Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony, Antonio Pappano and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding and the China Philharmonic, Helmuth Rilling and the International Bachakademie Stuttgart, Edo de Waart and the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and James Conlon and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In recital, Shenyang has collaborated with an array of pianists including Daniel Barenboim, James Levine, Liqing Yang, and Brian Zeger and Art Song performances have taken him to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Salzburg Festival, Beijing Music Festival, BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, and Shanghai Grand Theatre.

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Dmitri Shostakovich:
The Execution of Stepan Razin, Op. 119
Zoya Suite, Op. 64a
Suite on Finnish Themes

Shenyang, bass-baritone
Mari Palo, soprano
Tuomas Katajala, tenor
State Choir "Latvija"
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
ODE 1225-2

Released 08/2013

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