Chinese tenor Long Long is one of the most promising lyric tenors of his generation. He studied at the Shanghai School of Music and at the Research Institute of the Opera Academy at Beijing University. Since 2017/18 he has been a member of the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. He made his role debut as Vaudémont in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta with the company in April 2019. His roles also include Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) and Rodolfo (La bohème). Among the conductors with whom he has worked are Kirill Petrenko, Bertrand de Billy, Carlo Rizzi, Simone Young, Asher Fish and Keri Lynn Wilson.
Following his Salzburg Festival debut in Simon Boccanegra, Long Long will be joining the Hanover State Opera, where his roles during his first season will include Rodolfo, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Alfred (Die Fledermaus). He has also been invited to sing in Singapore and with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra.
After winning the main prize at the 2016 Bucharest Opera Competition, Long Long was invited to join the Academy of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In 2017 he was a prizewinner in the Giovani Voci Verdiane Competition in Busseto and also participated in the Georg Solti Accademia in Italy, where he worked with Richard Bonynge, Barbara Frittoli and Massimo Giordano. He was a finalist in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition in Lisbon in 2018 and the following year won the third prize in the Viñas International Singing Competition in Barcelona and the third prize in the Stanisław Moniuszko Competition in Warsaw, where he also won five special prizes.