'Sound of Fan' to be heard at Shanghai Oriental Art Center

Young Chinese baritone and opera singer Jia Fan is taking a break from his doctoral studies for a special performance.

Young Chinese baritone and opera singer Jia Fan is staging a concert entitled “Sound of Fan” at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.

The 27-year-old, with a master's degree in music from Juilliard, is currently studying for his doctorate at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland.

“School education has taught me to revere all the great musicians in history,” said Jia.

When studying in the United States, Jia was twice invited to perform at the Aspen Music Festival, and was described by local media as “born to be an actor who is gifted with a warm voice.”

Both Jia’s parents are opera singers. He picked up singing as a hobby in childhood, and started systematic opera training at the age of 17.

“Technique is just one issue. To become a really good opera singer, you have to be aware of the background of a song and the culture of the art form itself,” said Jia.

Jia built up his popularity among Chinese fans after taking part in the variety show “Super-Vocal,” created and produced by Hunan TV.

Invited guest singers for Jia’s concert include Wang Xi and Zhai Lishuotian, who also took part in the show.

Performance info

Date: September 30, 7:30pm
Tickets: 280-1,080 yuan
Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center
Address: 425 Dingxiang Rd, Pudong New Area

'Sound of Fan' to be heard at Shanghai Oriental Art Center
Ti Gong
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