Continuing the development of our Global Connections program, to associate exceptional collaborators with our worldwide mission, and this time focusing on China, Opera for Peace is pleased to announce a partnership with Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang. Zhang is currently Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Emeritus of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.
“As a conductor, I hope to deliver performances that unite audiences and players within a shared experience. The work which Opera for Peace does is crucial in bridging such barriers. Not only does it connect musicians and audiences from different generations and cultures, but it actively embraces the diversity. I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting cultural movement that provides a global, inclusive, and creative platform for the upcoming generation of opera singers.” – Xian Zhang