Haijing Fu
Baritone
New England First Place Winner 1988
National Council Winner 1988                                                    
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Haijing Fu began a new career as Professor and vice-president of the Peking University Academy of Opera following an international career in opera and concert. Since 2005 he has also remained involved in the MSU-China Collaboration, in which vocal students from Michigan State’s College of Music and China convene annually for a two-week program of rehearsals, concerts, and cultural experiences in both Michigan and China.

 

Haijing Fu studied Chinese and Western music at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing after being chosen as one of four out of two thousand singers in his native Dalian who auditioned in 1974. He received an Artist Diploma in Opera from Boston University, where he studied voice with Dean Phyllis Curtin from 1986 to 1989, and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from Michigan State University. After winning the Auditions, Haijing made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Giorgio Germont in La Traviata; other Met roles included Riccardo in I Puritani, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Marcello in La bohème, Ford in Falstaff, Roucher in Andrea Chenier, Ping in Turandot, Stankar in Stiffelio, Paolo in Simon Boccanegra, Métivier in War and Peace, and the Chief Minister in Tan’s The First Emperor.

 

The baritone made his San Francisco Opera debut as Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore, appeared at the Los Angeles Music Center Opera and the Washington Opera as Rigoletto, at San Diego Opera and with the Utah Symphony & Opera as Amonasro, with Florida Grand Opera as Germont and as Renato in Un ballo in maschera, at Dallas Opera and the Opera Company of Philadelphia as Enrico, with Opéra de Nice as Alfonso XI in La Favorita and as Rodrigo in Don Carlos, and at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile as Ford. His most recent stage role was Seikyo in Tan Dun’s Tea: A Mirror of Soul, a role he created for The Netherlands Opera and performed in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, with the Opéra de Lyon, at Festival New Zealand, and with Philadelphia Opera.

 

Haijing’s concert engagements included “Carmina Burana” with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Festival and with the Fort Worth Symphony, the Fauré “Requiem” and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria with The Baltimore Symphony, Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem” in Geneva, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Bruckner’s “Te Deum” with the Montreal Symphony.  He joined the Boston Symphony and Seiji Ozawa both in a Gala Opening performance at the Tanglewood Festival and in concert at Boston's Symphony Hall.

 

 

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