Xu Chang

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Xu Chang sings La fille du régiment: Pour mon âme
Born in north-east China (Jilin province), he studied voice in Beijing and Tokyo, and became a member of the theater in Ulm, where he made his debut in 2001 as Alfredo. From 2006, he was a leading (and locally very successsful) tenor in Meiningen for many years, singing for instance Manrico, Riccardo, Arnold, Don Ottavio, Sou-Chong, Don Alvaro, Rodolfo, Canio, Ernesto, Edgardo, Duca, Andrea Chénier, Guglielmo (Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali, Luzio (Das Liebesverbot), Turiddu, Arturo (Puritani) – most everything on the theater's repertoire, as it's typically the case with troupe members at small theaters.

Guest appearances for instance in Eisenach, Biel, Tel Aviv, Las Palmas, Tartu/Estonia (Manrico, 2008). In Krakow, he sang the title role in a 2011 concert performance of Pierre de Médicis by Józef Michał Ksawery Poniatowski (1816–73). Concerts in places like Lengenfeld im Vogtland, Suhl or on Gutenberg Castle (Liechtenstein); in 2007, he sang in Verdi's Requiem at Aachen Cathedral.

In the early 2020s, he was back to China, still active as a singer.

Reference 1, reference 2, reference 3, reference 4, reference 5, reference 6, reference 7, reference 8: Bühnentechnische Rundschau 2/2019, reference 9: Aachener Zeitung/5 November 2007, reference 10: Eesti Päevaleht/13 February 2008

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