Hao Jiang Tian, Master Teacher
Hao Jiang Tian, born in Beijing, is the only Chinese singer who has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera for 20 years and has sung over 1400 performances worldwide. He has sung with legendary opera stars such as Pavarotti, Domingo, Te Kanawa, Fleming, Netrebko, among others. Tian has also been highly praised for his appearances in many international theaters such as the Staatsoper Berlin, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Arena di Verona, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Washington National Opera, and opera houses in France, Belgium, Spain, Holland, Portugal, Chile, Russia, Japan and China.
Highlights of his recent engagements include Gremin in Eugene Onegin at the Mariinsky Theatre, conducted by Valery Gergiev; Liu Siye in Rickshaw Boy in Genova, Florence, and Turin with the tour of Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA); Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra and Macbeth, both with Plácido Domingo in the title role at NCPA, and the role of Timur in Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. His 2018-2019 season includes singing opera The Diaries of J. Rabe at Berlin Staatsoper, Hamburg, and Vienna; the title role of Voyage to the East at New York’s Lincoln Center, Aida at NCPA, Don Giovanni with Opera Hong Kong and Marco Polo in Genova.
Tian’s credits in Chinese modern opera include a number of world premieres: the role of General Wang in Tan Dun’s The First Emperor at the Metropolitan Opera opposite Plácido Domingo; the title role of Guo Wenjing’s Poet Li Bai in Central City Opera, the role of Chang in Amy Tan’s The Bonesetter's Daughter with San Francisco Opera; as Liu Siye in Guo Wenjing’s opera Rickshaw Boy at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts and most recently, in the title role in Tang Jianping's opera Voyage to the East at the world premiere in Tokyo.
His autobiography, “Along the Roaring River: My Wild Ride from Mao to the Met”, was published by Wiley and Sons as a Lincoln Center Book. A PBS special, based on this book, was made in 2009 and aired nationwide. CNN featured him and his one-man show Sing Brother Sing in "Talk Asia" in 2012.
A Committee of 100 member, Tian is the founder and artistic director of the well-known iSING! INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ARTISTS FESTIVAL. Tian received from Denver University the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. In March 2019, Tian received the BraVo Award for “The best classical male vocal artist” at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.