Shi Yijie

Shi Yijie After having been the revelation of the Rossini Opera Festival 2008, singing as Cavalier Belfiore in Il viaggio a Reims in the “Accademia Rossiniana” production, he was immediately invited back to Pesaro to sing the title role in Le Comte Ory at the Rossini Opera Festival 2009, where he has had a warm success imposing himself on the international scene.
Despite her relative youth Yijie Shi has already had tremendous success singing at internationally renowned venues such as Metropolitan Opera of New York, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino di Firenze, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Deutsche Oper of Berlin, Opéra de Nancy, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Opéra de Lausanne, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Festival Mozart de la Coruña, Teatro Arriaga de Bilbao and De Vlaamse Opera of Antwerp, working with such conductors as Roberto Abbado, Kent Nagano and Alberto Zedda.
Born in Shanghai, he began his vocal studies in his native town and graduated with top score at the Toho College of Music in Tokyo (Japan). After having won a fellowship offered by Toho Postgraduate School of Music, he came to Europe to continue his studies, in Graz, and won several international vocal competitions including the International Singing Competition “Ferruccio Tagliavini” in Graz.