“The Chinese mezzo-soprano Ning Liang gives a volatile portrayal of the fretful and intemperate LuLing.” The New York Times
The first Chinese singer ever to perform at Milan’s La Scala, mezzo-soprano Ning Liang has appeared in many of the world's leading opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Royal Opera, Covent Garden and the Bavarian State Opera, among others.
Her début at the Metropolitan Opera as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, was broadcast worldwide and she returned in 2007 for the world première of Tan Dun's The First Emperor. Her other roles include, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Romeo in I Capuletti ed I Montecchi, Jenny in Mahagonny, and the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos.
Her solo recordings include Giacomo Meyerbeer's Melodies, and Giuseppe Verdi's Romanza e Canzonetta, and she has appeared on recordings in Mahler's Second and Eighth Symphonies. In 2008, she sung LuLing in The
Bonesetter's Daughter, by the composer Stewart Wallace, with a libretto by Amy Tan, based on her best-selling 2001 novel, bringing a memorable performance to the audiences at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco.