One of the most promising young sopranos in the world, Ying Fang is seen as one of the most talented Chinese opera singers of her generation. The press have praised her vocal vitality, attractiveness, and ability to inhabit many different emotional states, also putting to use her charming, flirtatious acting talent. Fang sings with a sophisticated lightness and directness, both dignified and convincing. It would be incorrect to call her “promising” – according to many critics she is already a fully matured artist.
Fang feels equally free with the music of different eras, paying particular attention to the greats of Baroque and Romanticism. In Jūrmala, Fang will be joined on stage by prominent pianist and vocal coach Ken Noda, whose primary role is at the Metropolitan Opera, but has given concerts with almost all of the world’s leading opera singers.
With concerts taking place in the historic cities of Riga and Jurmala, the Riga Jurmala Music Festival features four weekends throughout the summer. A leading international orchestra and conductor anchor each weekend, offering a range of symphonic concerts and recitals that feature leading stars and young up-and-coming talent.
HÄNDEL Endless Pleasure (Semele)
HÄNDEL Angels Ever Bright and Fair (Theodora)
SCHUBERT Viola, D. 876
SCHUBERT Nacht und Träume, D. 827
SCHUBERT Ganymed, D. 544
MOZART Deh vieni non tardar (Le nozze di Figaro)
MOZART S’altro che lagrime (La Clemenza di Tito)
MOZART Misera, dove son!, K.369
BIZET Chanson d’avril
BIZET La Coccinelle
RACHMANINOFF Selections from Romances, Op.38