bIOGRAPHY 

 

A native of Beijing, Chinese Dramatic Baritone Giuliano Zhiguang Hong is already
gaining international recognition for his “beautiful, thunderous voice and magnetic
stage presence” His recently operatic engagements include covering the title role of
Falstaff (Verdi) with National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing, China) in a
collaboration production between Vienna State Opera and NCPA under the baton of
Zubin Mehta. And he was also covering Placido Domingo for the role of Athanael in
Hugo de Ana’s production of Thais (Massenet) with NCPA.


He has also sung the role of Escamillo in Carmen (Bizet) and Astrologer & Abbot in
The Burning Fiery Furnace (Britten) both with Central City Opera. He has performed
Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro with HPAF; Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(Britten), Sancho in Don Quichotte (Massenet) with Yale Opera, and Mr. Ford in
Falstaff (Verdi) with the Seagle Music Colony. He was also a Baritone Soloist in
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Washington Ark Foundation at Strathmore
Music Center.


2014-15 season highlights include performing the title role in Gianni Schicchi
(Puccini) with both Yale Opera and Dicapo Opera Theater, playing Monterone in
Rigoletto (Verdi) with the Dicapo Opera Theater at the Tiles Center for the
Performing Arts, as well as the title role of Aleko with Yale Opera. He also played
Giorgio in Mannes Opera's New York premiere of Il Postino (Daniel Catán),
conducted by Joseph Colaneri.


In 2017 Sep, Mr. Hong was giving a recital in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall and praised
by China Daily as “Opera’s rising star charms Carnegie Hall”. In 2016, Mr. Hong was
named MONC Boston’s District Winner. He was also honored with the 1st prize at
The First International Opera Competition in Hong Kong, and was a second Prize
winner at Concorso Internazionale di Canto di Santa Angela in Italy. Mr. Hong
obtained third prize at the International Vocal Arts Institute Competition and
received a full-scholarship from both Yale School of Music and Mannes at The New
School of Music. In May 2014 he had his honor’s recital at Bruno Walter Hall at
Lincoln Center for the Preforming Arts.


Mr. Hong received his Artist Diploma from Yale School of Music under the tutelage
of Richard Cross and Master of Music degree from Mannes at The New School of
Music in 2014 and his Bachelor of Music degree from China’s Conservatory of Music,
in 2012.

 


RECENT PERFORMANCES

ASTROLOGER                             THE BURNING FIERY FURNACE            CENTRAL CITY OPERA                            2017

ESCAMILLO                                 CARMEN                                                     CENTRAL CITY OPERA                            2017

ESCAMILLO                                 CARMEN                                                     CONNECTICUT OPERA HOUSE              2016

SANCHO PANZA                        DON QUICHOTTE                                       YALE OPERA                                              2016

BOTTOM                                      MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM               YALE OPERA                                              2016

RIGOLETTO ˆ                              RIGOLETTO                                                 YALE OPERA                                              2015

FORD                                            FALSTAFF                                                    SEAGLE MUSIC COLONY                        2015

GIANNI SCHICCHI                     GIANNI SCHICCHI                                      YALE OPERA                                              2015

ALEKO                                          ALEKO                                                          YALE OPERA                                              2014

GIORGIO                                      Il POSTINO                                                   MANNES OPERA                                       2014

GIANNI SCHICCHI                     GIANNI SCHICCHI                                      DICAPO OPERA THEATER                       2014

BARONE DI TROMBONOK *     VIAGGIO A REIMS                                      MANNES OPERA                                       2014

MONTERONE                             RIGOLETTO                                                  DICAPO OPERA THEATER                      2013