Rising opera star Yunpeng Wang makes British debut in Liverpool

The team who brought Russian soprano Ekaterina Lekhina to St George’s Hall last year, are now appealing to a new generation of opera fans by bringing Metropolitan Opera baritone, Yunpeng Wang, to the city for his British debut later this month.

GuliAnd Management present Evergreen Melodies featuring rising opera star, the Plácido Domingo’s Operalia awarded Yunpeng Wang accompanied by David Walters and special guest the celebrated soprano Ingrid Kertesi on Sunday 24 January 2016.

The January concert is the British debut for the extraordinary young artist Yunpeng who has been instrumental in breathing new life into the genre. The Chinese born baritone was one of the winners of Placido Domingo’s Operalia, the World Opera Competition, which is like the Olympic Games for opera, where opera singers from all over the world compete for the coveted title. He has since performed in concerts worldwide and has been invited to be a special guest of many Plácido Domingo’s concerts among others.

The exciting programme features popular opera, operetta and Spanish masterpieces including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Gioachino Rossini The Barber of Seville, Charles Gounod Romeo and Juliet and many more.

This will be the second in a series of four concerts presented by GuliAnd Management. The Liverpool Opera – Four Seasons (LO4) introduces the stars of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, the World Opera Competition featuring excellent, worldwide celebrated opera stars who have appeared in the likes of Teatro alla Scala, Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera and London’s Royal Opera House.

The series was launched with Grammy award-winning soprano Ekaterina Lekhina at St George’s Hall in October and was a huge success with Russian soprano receiving a standing ovation.

The GuliAnd team has organised many successful events with Maestro Domingo over the last few years and have presented concerts and music performances all over the world including Vienna, Beijing, Budapest, Paris and New York.

Andreas Z Magony, opera singer and co-founder of LO4 said:

“We are very proud of working with Plácido Domingo, he is a unique philanthropist artist, the prime mover of opera.”

And now the GuliAnd team are on a mission to share their love of opera with Liverpool and introduce the genre to a new generation of music lovers.

He added:

“Our team has worked out an innovative, feasible plan to present Liverpool rooted, fully staged opera productions in the near future.  Of course, we have to build up this project step-by-step in accordance with the Liverpool audience.”

The idea is supported by Lord Alton Liverpool, Dame Lorna Muirhead and the Liverpool City Council among others.

Yunpeng will be joined by special guest, celebrated soprano and lead artist of many European opera house, Ingrid Kertesi at St George’s Hall on January 24. David Walters, a tutor at Hope University will provide the accompaniment.

He said:

“I am very exciting to be making my debut in the city of Liverpool this January, in the incredible St George’s Hall.

“Joining me for this wonderful evening of music making is the star of Budapest Opera, Ingrid Kertesi and the unparalleled collaborative pianist, David Walters.”

For further information, please visit www.StGeorgesLiverpool.co.uk

Event details

The Liverpool Opera – Four Seasons Featuring Yunpeng Wang

The Concert Room, St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ

Entrance via North Hall (opposite Walker Art Gallery)

Sunday, 24th January 2016

Performance time: 7.30pm / doors open 6.30pm


£12 / £23 / £29 / £85 VIP

Ticket prices include booking fee.

VIP Tickets include:

Exclusive entrance; VIP reception room before the concert and during the interval; priority seating; Delicious wine and snacks; and after concert meeting with baritone star Yunpeng Wang.

Tickets can be purchased in person at TicketQuarter at Queen Square, Liverpool, or online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk plus £2.25 handling fee per order. Alternatively, call 0844 800 0410 to book tickets.

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