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From Beijing to the Met: A Singing Journey of Hao Jiang Tian
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Hao Jiang Tian with iSING! International Young Artists
Sat, March 21st, 2015 | 7:00 pm
(Members $24)


In this retrospective performance and lecture, Hao Jiang Tian will sing and talk about his life as a first generation Chinese-American opera singer, from his exhilarating arrival in 1983 at John F. Kennedy Airport from Beijing, through a two-decade career at the Metropolitan Opera that represented the fulfillment of a dream. There will be ensembles with Tian and young singers from his iSING! Festival.

Hao Jiang Tian has sung over 1300 performances of 40 operatic roles worldwide, including at the Metropolitan Opera for 19 years in 26 operas. He is the founder and artistic director of the iSING! International Young Artists Festival, an initiative introducing Mandarin as a lyric language for young opera singers.

Co-presented by U.S.-China Cultural Institute, cultural associate of the Committee of 100


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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