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Praised by Opera News for her “delicate phrasing and pearly tone" soprano Boya Wei's current season begins at the Bard Music West Festival as the featured soloist performing Roberto Sierra's Songs from the Diaspora. Following her debut summer at Music Academy of the West in 2015, she returns to Santa Barbara in June as Adina for the Festival's 70th Anniversary season production of L'elisir d'amore under the musical direction of Speranza Scappucci and directed by James Darrah. She returns to New York in October to originate the role of Ilia in David Paul's AfterWARds - a new chamber opera based on Mozart’s Idomeneo

 

    Boya Wei made her Lincoln Center debut in 2015 with the New York City Ballet in the David H. Koch Theater as a soloist for Liebeslieder Walzer and Neue Lieberslieder. The New York Times praised her performance as Giulia in Rossini's La scala di seta, noting her "beautifully rounded soprano and exquisite expression." She has also appeared throughout the United States, including performances of Il Postino, Le Nozze di Figaro, and the American premiere of The Witches of Venice with Opera Saratoga; as Gilda in Rigoletto and Genovieffa in Suor Angelica with the Crested Butte Music Festival; Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with LoftOpera; and Norina in Don Pasquale, Contessa di Folleville in Il Viaggio a Reims, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Mannes Opera. 

 

    An Eastern Region District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she has also been a finalist in the McCammon Biennial Voice Competition, and awarded prizes from the Gerda Lissner Foundation and Mannes College. She earned a BA in Music from Central Conservatory of Music, and an MM and PSD from Mannes College of Music.

 

 

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