The mezzo-soprano Yixuan Zhu initially studied classical music vocal studies at the International College of Music, Hamburg (ICoM). In 2015 she transferred to the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) to study under Professor Enrico Facini. The first roles she performed as part of her studies were, among others, Modestina in “Il viaggio a Reims” by Gioachino Rossini, directed by Errico Fresis (2017); and the roles Rabbi Henry/Hannah Pitt in “Angels in America” by Peter Eötvös, directed by Christian Schumann (a Berlin University of the Arts summer project). She also finished her studies for a bachelor’s degree in 2019 by singing this part. As a concert soloist she sang in 2018 the alto part in the “Christmas Oratorio” by Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as the role of the second mezzo-soprano in “Requiem for Mignon” by Robert Schumann with the Berliner Philharmonie, conducted by Frank Markowitsch in 2019. Yixuan Zhu has been studying for her master’s degree in opera at the Berlin University of the Arts under Professor Maria Jose Montiel since October 2019.
Yixuan Zhu was born in 1993 in China, and she came to Germany at the end of 2012.