Soprano Bizhou Chang is thrilled to return to Opera Columbus for her role debut as Violetta in La Traviata. This season, Ms. Chang made her role debut as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with Pensacola Opera and performed Maria in the world premiere of Ellis by Gabriele Vanoni with Guerilla Opera. During the COVID-19 impacted 2020-2021 season, soprano Bizhou Chang made her feature film debut as Mimì in an innovative film version of La bohème directed by Laine Rettmer with More than Musical (Hong Kong), a co-production of Opera Omaha, Tri Cities Opera, and Opera Columbus, performed Mimì in a new production of La bohème with Opera Columbus, and returned to Pensacola Opera to sing Micaëla in Carmen.
Previous seasons have included performances of Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Pensacola Opera, Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly with Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center, Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Miami Music Festival, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Magda Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul, Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites, and the title role in Alcina with Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Ms. Chang is a finalist of the prestigious Teatro alla Scala Academy of Lyric Opera Competition and a finalist of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition.