For the Chinese bass-baritone Shenyang, the 2020 stage is set for another impressive round of major orchestral debuts. 2019 fixed the bar high with debuts in Los Angeles with Gustavo Dudamel, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Daniel Harding, and with the Helsinki Philharmonic under Klaus Mäkelä.
This new year starts with Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with the Concertgebouworkest under Santtu-Matias Rouvali on 30 and 31 January and continues with a strong Beethoven strand covering debuts with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Missa Solemnis), Wiener Philharmoniker under Andris Nelsons (Symphony No. 9) and Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich under Paavo Järvias Don Pizarro in the composer’s only opera Fidelio.
Shenyang also tours his highly acclaimed central role of Buddha in Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion in its first European performances with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, all conducted by the composer himself.