Lei Xu soprano from China

Lei Xu soprano from China Lei Xu -fotograf: Dareo Acosta

Lei Xu, from China, is in her third year of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and The Juilliard School’s Artist Diploma in Opera Studies Program. This season at the Met, Ms. Xu performs the Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel. Ms. Xu made her Met debut last season as the First Priestess in Iphigénie en Tauride and as Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos and performed Pamina in Peter Brook’s adaptation of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in Paris at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord.

Lei Xu soprano from China

In the summer, of 2010 Ms. Xu sang Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro with James Conlon conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Ms. Xu began her classical studies at the age of seventeen with Professor Ruo-e Liu of The Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance in 2006 and went on to receive her master’s degree from Juilliard where she performed the roles of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Ilia in Idomeneo. She has participated in several music festivals, including The Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute for Young Artists; the Marlboro Music Festival, where she studied with Richard Goode and Mitsuko Uchida; and The Chautauqua Music Festival, where she performed Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:353806 
Iphigénie en Tauride {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/2011
Debuts: Julie Boulianne, Lei Xu, Cecelia Hall
[Met Performance] CID:353817
Iphigénie en Tauride {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/2011
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353827
Iphigénie en Tauride {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353839 
Iphigénie en Tauride {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/2011
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:353846
Iphigénie en Tauride {18}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/02/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353854
Iphigénie en Tauride {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/05/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353993 
Ariadne auf Naxos {89}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/07/2011
Debuts: Paul Appleby, Noah Baetge
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353994
Ariadne auf Naxos {90}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/10/2011
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353997
Ariadne auf Naxos {91}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/13/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354605
Le Nozze di Figaro {453}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/26/2012
Debut: John Graham-Hall, Irene Roberts
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354639
Le Nozze di Figaro {455}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/07/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354645
Le Nozze di Figaro {456}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/10/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354653
Le Nozze di Figaro {457}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/13/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354660
Le Nozze di Figaro {458}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354783
La Rondine {29}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/2013
Debuts: Kristine Opolais, Evan Hughes, Stephanie Chigas, Sara Stewart, Christine Thomson Anderson
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:354786
La Rondine {30}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354793
La Rondine {31}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354804
La Rondine {32}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/22/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354823 
La Rondine {33}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/26/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354861  
New Production
Parsifal {289}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/2013
Debuts: François Girard, Thibault Vancraenenbroeck, David Finn, Peter Flaherty, Serge Lamothe
Lauren McNeese, Jennifer Forni, Heather Johnson, Mario Chang, Rúni Brattaberg, Kiera Duffy
[Met Performance] CID:354864
Parsifal {290}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354862
Parsifal {291}
Metropolitan Opera House; 2/21/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354878
Parsifal {292}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354884 
Parsifal {293}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/02/2013
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354889
Parsifal {294}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/05/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354894
Parsifal {295}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/08/2013

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