VICE-DIRECTOR & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF MUSIC &OPERA
Lyric tenor Bo Wang graduated in 2011 gaining a distinction in his second Masters in solo performance and awarded The John Cameron Prize for Lieder at the Royal Northern College of Music. He was supported with a full scholarship from the ABRSM. Bo gained his first Masters degree in Musicology from Beijing Normal University and he won a gold medal at the Fifth Singapore International Music and Dance Competition 2007. Bo has also been given the Gil Rodriguez Scholarship Award 2016.
Bo is an Iford Festival Young Artist 2018. Opera experience includes Governor/Vanderdendur/Ragotsky, (Candide, China premiere, Xi’An Symphony Orchestra 2018), The Commissioner (Madama Butterfly, Iford Festival 2018), Hadji (Lakme, Swansea City Opera 2017), Philistine Messenger (Samson et Dalia , Grimborn Festival 2017), Dr. Blind (Die Fledermaus, Opera Integra 2017), Piquillo (La Perichole, Opera de Bauge2016), Don Basilio & Don Curzio (Le Nozze di Figaro, Xi’An Symphony Orchestra 2016), Tito (La clemenza di Tito, Midsummer Opera 2015) , Goro (Madama Butterfly, Opera de Bauge 2014), Trin (La fanciulla del West, Midsummer Opera 2014), Alfred (Die Fledermaus, Epsom Light Opera Company 2014), Normanno (Lucia di Lamermoor, Opera Seria 2013), Hermann (The Queen of Spades, Park Opera 2013), Phoehus/Autumn/Chinese Man (The Fairy Queen, Benslow Opera 2013), Jenik (The Bartered Bride, Manchester City Opera 2012), Lynceus (Les Danaides, University of Leeds 2012 ), Don Basilio (Le Nozze di Figaro, British Youth Opera 2011), Thyrsis (Euridice, British Youth Opera 2010),Nencio (L’infedelta delusa, RNCM 2009), Achilles (La Belle Hélène, RNCM 2009).
Aside from opera, Bo's performing experience includes the role of Mr. Bumble in the China premier of the musical Oliver. As a soloist in oratorio, Bo has performed in works including Handel’s Messiah, Joshua and Israel in Egypt, Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Rossini’s Peite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, B.Chilcott’s Requiem, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, St. John Passion and St. Matthew Passion, K.Jenkins’ The Armed Man (China premier), etc.
Bo Wang has sung the tenor solo in and made the premiere recording of ‘Second Farewell to Cambridge” composed by John Rutter and sung by the King’s College Choir in Cambidge. The piece is inspired by Xu Zhimo’s famous poem which he wrote on leaving Cambridge for the second time. Xu was an associate member of King’s College in the early 1920s, his time here inspired greatly him as a writer.