Australian soprano, Cathy-Di Zhang, is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London.
2021 started with two solo concerts for the Castlemaine State Festival as part of their Buda Salon Series and an outdoor gala event. For Opera Australia, Cathy-Di is making her company and role debut as Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen for the National Tour. Later on in the season, she will be making her debut for Victorian Opera in the main role of Zhu Ying Tai in Richard Mills’ new opera “The Butterfly Lovers”.
Prior to the pandemic, Cathy-Di sang the role of Mädchen in K.Weill’s Mahagonny in a new production by Tony award-winning director Ivo van Hove for Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia Orchestra) and subsequently for Dutch National Opera (Markus Stenz, Netherlands Philharmonic). Other opera credits include Mimi for Opera @ Stone in Berlin, Fiordiligi for Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, the title role of Massenet’s Cendrillon and Lauretta for Royal Academy Opera, and Nella for Les Azuriales Opera.
As a concert soloist Cathy-Di has performed under Ayrton Desimpelaere with the Orchestra of the Opéra de Liége, in the season opening concert with the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra under Dane Lam, with the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra at the Suzhou Grand Theatre, Shanghai Concert Hall and the NCPA in Beijing as part of the iSing! International Young Artists’ Festival in Geneva, under (Arie van Beek, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève) and for the Rencontres Musicales de Chaon Festival (Marius Stieghorst, Orchestre Symphonique d’Orléans).
Cathy-Di appeared all around Italy in trio and quartet concerts including in Castelfranco Veneto, for the Sonora Festival in Merano, for the Sagra Musicale Malatestiana in Rimini and Foggia, and for Interludio Festival in Pesaro.
Cathy-Di was the winner of the 2019 Grand Prix in the “Concours International d'Art Lyrique de Namur”, the winner of the 2016 Audience Prize in the Les Azuriales International Singing Competition, and semi-finalist in the 2016 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition.
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