Ying Fang, soprano (Fairy 1) has been hailed by the New York Times for her “pure and moving soprano, phrasing with scrupulous respect for the line and traveling with assurance through the mercurial moods,” as well as “singing with a fresh, appealing soprano and acting with coquettish flair.” Ms. Fang has most recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut in their 2013-14 season singing the role of Madame Podtochina’s Daughter in Shostakovich’s opera THE NOSE. Ms. Fang performed the role of Contessa di Folleville in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims with Wolf Trap Opera Company. She sang Bellezza in Handel’s oratorio Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno conducted by William Christie at Alice Tully Hall. She was also heard in the role of Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Maria in Bernstein’s West Side Story with the Aspen Opera Theater Center. She sang the soprano solo in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Filene Center in Wolf Trap. In Juilliard opera productions, she has been feathered as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Fanny in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio. A native of Ningbo, China, Ms. Fang recently won The 2013 Opera Index Vocal Competition and First Prize Award of 2013 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition. Ms. Fang holds a master’s degree from The Juilliard School and a bachelor’s degree from The Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She is a member of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.