Yongxi Chen, tenor
Young Artist Institute April, 2018
Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor)
An Evening of Verdi (Manrico, Duca,
An Evening of Puccini (Rodolfo, Pinkerton, Cavaradossi)
As one of the most sought after and emerging tenors, Chinese tenor Yongxi Chen is quickly gaining recognition among the world. After his training in the Maryland Lyric Opera Young Artist Institute, this season, he made his debut as Edgardo in their new production Lucia di Lammermoor. Based on his phenomenal performance, he was invited back again and will reappear in MDLO’s concerts An Evening of Verdi and An Evening of Puccini in 2019. In summer 2019 he joins the Colorado Academy of Arts Opera Madama Butterfly as Pinkerton.
Beginning on the competition circuit, Mr.Chen has won various awards. In 2015, he won the first prize at the 2015 “Terasa Belloc” International Vocal Competition in Italy. In 2017, he won the second prize in the 51st Netherland’s Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition prize in the Province of North Brabant. In 2018, he won the first prize of the Italian Verdi Voice International Vocal Competition and the first prize of the Gigli International Vocal Competition in China.
Mr.Chen received both his bachelor and master degrees from Wuhan Conservatory of Music, where he currently holds a position as the voice teacher. During his study at school, he sang Alfredo in La Traviata in the second opera festival in China.