Born in China, Emily Xiao Wang completed a Bachelor Of Music degree at the SHANGHAI NORMAL UNIVERSITY and has a post-graduate degree in Opera Performance from the VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS.
She has been a recipient of the MABEL KENT ESTATE SINGING SCHOLARSHIP and of the HAROLD FISHER OPERA SCHOLARSHIP and was a finalist in the AUSTRALIAN SINGING COMPETITION OPERA AWARD in 2005 and a semi-finalist in the GERMAN-AUSTRALIAN OPERA GRANT in 2006.
While studying in Shanghai, she performed with the SHANGHAI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA as soprano soloist in Beethoven’s SYMPHONY NO.9 and for the VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF ARTS she appeared as Gilda in RIGOLETTO, Pamina in THE MAGIC FLUTE, Zerlina in DON GIOVANNI, Mimi in LA BOHEME and Juliet in ROMEO & JULIET.
Since graduating from the VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF ARTS, Emily Xiao Wang has gained considerable experience both on the operatic and concert stage.
During 2003 she appeared in the role of Nedda in I PAGLIACCI for MELBOURNE CITY OPERA.
In 2004 she performed at OPERA IN THE PARK with MORE THAN OPERA and in MOZART PLEASE with the SALON ROUGE ORCHESTRA.
During 2005 Emily Xiao Wang‘s appearances included the role of Servilia in Mozart’s LA CLEMENZA DI TITO for the VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF ARTS‘ OPERA STUDIO, staged concerts with MORE THAN OPERA at the GEELONG PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE and the BENALLA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE and RIGOLETTO: A STAGE OPERA CONCERT with the SALON ROUGE ORCHESTRA. She was engaged as soprano soloist for performances of the Faure REQUIEM with the MELBOURNE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA at the CASTLEMAINE STATE FESTIVAL and with THE TEAM OF PIANISTS in concerts for the NATIONAL TRUST.
Her appearances during 2007 included being soloist at the ORGANS OF THE BALLARAT GOLDFIELDS FESTIVAL, concerts with the MELBOURNE MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA as part of the MELBOURNE ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL, further appearances as soloist with THE TEAM OF PIANISTS and being soloist in Mozart arias with the ZELMAN ORCHESTRA, of which THE AGE critic wrote, (Emily Xiao Wang)… supremely clear & expressive.
During 2008 Emily Xiao Wang‘s engagements included the role of the Countess in MELBOURNE OPERA‘s season of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, a CD recording for MORE THAN OPERA, and five concerts with the AUSTRALIAN POPS ORCHESTRA in Geelong and at the BMW EDGE, including its ABSOLUTELY BRITISH concerts in the MELBOURNE TOWN HALL and a tour of China which saw her appear as soloist in a choir and orchestra concert in the SHANGHAI CONCERT HALL. She also embarked on an opera recording project for INTERNATIONAL OPERA PRODUCTIONS in Prague.
Emily Xiao Wang made her debut for THE PRODUCTION COMPANY during 2010, appearing in the role of Tuptim in the company’s Melbourne season of THE KING & I.
Engagements during 2012 included the role of Fiordiligi in COSI FAN TUTTE and, during 2014, Cio Cio San in MADAM BUTTERFLY all for MELBOURNE OPERA.
During 2016 she was engaged as soloist for MOZART BY MOONLIGHT by MELBOURNE OPERA and made an extensive opera concert tour of China.
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