Meigui Zhang



Meigui Zhang, making her HGO debut, represented China in the 2023 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Recent and upcoming engagements include her Los Angeles Opera debut in Don Giovanni(Zerlina), her debut with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood in Così fan tutte (Despina), and joining the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in J.L. Adams’s Vespers of the Blessed Earth. Zhang’s 2022-23 season featured an exciting role debut as Euridice in San Francisco Opera’s Orfeo ed Euridice, her Atlanta Opera debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and a return to the Metropolitan Opera covering Ilia in Idomeneo. During the 2021-22 season Zhang performed as Thibault in Don Carlos and reprised her Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera. She also made her triumphant debut at the San Francisco Opera in the lead role of Dai Yu in Bright Sheng’s The Dream of the Red Chamber. Zhang was the Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Verbier Festival “Prix Yves Paternot,” a finalist in the 2019 Queen Sonja International Music Competition, and second place winner at the 2020 Opera Index Competition. She won the Audience Prize at the 2020 Glyndebourne Opera Cup. A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, the Merola Opera Program, and the Chautauqua Institute, Zhang has a master’s degree from the Mannes School of Music and a bachelor’s degree at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.