Guiping Deng
New England Third Place Winner 1990

Soprano Guiping Deng was born in China, where she was a soloist for the Central Broadcasting Company and won the National Singing Competition before coming to the United States to study at Boston University and at their Tanglewood Institute. In Beijing in 2014, Guiping took part in the largest gathering of alumni outside of the U.S. in BU’s history in an event entitled “BU Momentum,” signifying Asia’s increasing presence at BU, and the growing impact of Asian alumni on the University.


In her stage career, Guiping was especially known for her many appearances as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, which she performed with such companies as Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Houston Grand Opera, Portland Opera, Central City, Opera Pacific, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Michigan Opera Theatre, Virginia Opera, Cleveland Opera, Arizona Opera, Sacramento Opera, Piedmont Opera, El Paso Opera, Connecticut Opera, Santa Barbara Opera, Buffalo Opera, Rochester Opera, the Los Angeles Opera Center, and Calgary Opera. Another signature role was Mimì in La bohème, with Los Angeles Opera Center, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera Delaware, Nevada Opera, Sacramento Opera, Mobile Opera, and Boston Lyric Opera; Guiping also joined BLO as Micaëla in Carmen on the Boston Common. Her Mozart roles have included Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, The Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte. She was also Liu in Turandot with Opera Pacific and Elsie in Yeomen of the Guard with Kansas City Lyric Opera.


On the concert stage Guiping Deng appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Cantata Singers, the Handel and Haydn Society, the Colorado Symphony, the Utah Symphony Orchestra, and the Beijing and Nanjing Orchestras in works ranging from Mozart's “Requiem” to Bernstein's “Chichester Psalms.”


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