As one of the most famous dramatic tenors in China, Mr. Wei Song graduated from the Vocal Department of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, under the direction of Professors Zhou Xiaoyan, Wang Weide, Li Weibo, etc. He has played important roles in Turandot, Tosca, A Long Roar To The Heaven, La Traviata, Eugene Onegin, King of Chu, Carmen, Thunder Storm, Madama Butterfly etc, both at home and abroad. Wei Song’s performance has the power of metallic penetration, and his voice, deeply rich and mellow, of perfect timbre, was acclaimed “world-class” by Sherill Milnes from the Metropolitan Opera of USA. Wei Song went to America twice for recitals in 2003 and played the title role in Rigoletto. The performance was thus reviewed by the local media: “his powerful voice, controlled so easily and naturally, is of typical Italian style,” “the best tenor in the world nowadays.”
He has won numerous prizes including the first prize in Bel Canto of Liaoning Province Television Competition, the Best Performance Prize of the 14th & 15th “Shanghai Spring International Music Festival,” the first prize in Bel Canto of National Minority Vocal Art Competition; the prize of Classical music issued by Baosteel. He has also been invited to perform in many countries and regions such as America, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Taiwan etc. From 1999 to 2000, he was invited to Paris for further study and concerts.
Now Wei Song is Vice President of Shanghai Opera House, Vice Chairman of the Shanghai Youth Art Association, a member of Shanghai People’s Political Consultative Conference, and a judge of national vocal competition and those held in Paris, France.