Cathy-Di
Zhang

Soprano

Award-winning Australian soprano, Cathy-Di Zhang, is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London and since returning to Australia last year, has appeared in two solo concerts for the Castlemaine State Festival and made her company and role debut as Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen for Opera Australia’s National Tour.

Appearing as Amour/La folie in Platée marks Cathy-Di’s surprise Pinchgut debut and she will return in their 2022 season as Créuse in Charpentier’s Médée, directed by Justin Way. Also coming up in 2022, she will be making her company debut with the State Opera of South Australia as Mimi in their one-off “Bohème on the Beach” Puccini spectacular, directed by Stuart Maunder with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra led by Simon Bruckard. She is also looking forward to making her Victorian Opera debut in the main role of Zhu YingTai in Richard Mills’ new work “The Butterfly Lovers” in collaboration with the WILD RICE theatre company in Singapore. For Opera Australia, she will be back on tour, this time as Rosina in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in a new production by Priscilla Jackman.

Prior to the pandemic, Cathy-Di sang the role of Mädchen in Weill’s “Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny” in a new production by Tony Award winning director Ivo van Hove for Festival d’Aix-en-Provence under Esa-Pekka Salonen and subsequently for Dutch National Opera under Markus Stenz. Other opera credits include Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Mimi (La bohème), the title role of Massenet’s Cendrillon, Lauretta and Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and Lisa (La sonnambula).

Aside from opera, Cathy-Di has appeared as a soloist with orchestras all over Europe and China and she performs regularly in chamber music across Italy in trio and quartet (with violin, cello and piano).

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