Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hui He, Here to Stay

Chinese soprano Hui He, made last night her debut as Ariadne in Strauss' Ariadne Auf Naxos, at the Greek National Opera.

Soprano Hui He was born in China, more precisely in Xi’An (the old imperial city, known for the famous Terracotta Army). In September 2000 she won the 2nd prize at the International Competition “Placido Domingo Operalia” in Los Angeles, where she imposed herself to the international music audience. The prestigious copetition’s jury remarked her beautiful voice and her superb musicality. With Placido Domingo she has performed an important concert on January 5th 2001, in Shanghai.

Two years later, in April 2002, she imposed herself at the 42° International Copetition “Voci Verdiane” in Busseto (Parma, Italy), winning the 1st prize.
The chairwoman of the jury was the famous soprano Leyla Gencer who spent a lot of enthusiastic words for Hui He.

Hui He is one of the most loved soloists by Chinese audience and mass media (recently, she sang at the New Year Concert, in the Big Room of Beijing Parliament in front of the Chinese Republic President, and the main chinese politics and cultural personalities). She also triumphed in Madama Butterfly, in Hong Kong, for the opening of the Philharmonic Ensamble season 2006/2007, where she gained a moving standing ovation.

Read her complete CV HERE.

It was in 2006 when I first heard Hui He live, replacing Daniella Dessí as Tosca at the Teatro Alla Scala and it was a wonderful revelation.

From that night, listen to Hui He singing Vissi d´arte

Hui He will be back to Athens in February for
3 performances of Madama Butterfly

at the Athens Megaron

Listen to Hui He as CioCioSan in Vienna,
May 2009
"Con onor muore...Tu, tu piccolo iddio"

Watch Hui He as Liú at the Arena di Verona

And as Amelia at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo

Same role, same aria


derwanderer said...


F A N T A S T I C!!!

Anonymous said...

Ariadne was excellent! Can't wait for her Butterfly that'll remind us of the days when big voices sang Puccini.