boya wei


Boya Wei

Praised by Opera News for her “delicate phrasing and pearly tone" soprano Boya Wei's current season begins at the Bard Music West Festival as a featured soloist performing Roberto Sierra's Songs from the Diaspora. Following her debut summer at Music Academy of the West in 2015, she returns to Santa Barbara in June as Adina for the Festival's 70th Anniversary season production of L'elisir d'amore under the musical direction of Speranza Scappucci and directed by James Darrah. She returns to New York in October to originate the role of Ilia in David Paul'sAfterWARds - a new chamber opera based on Mozart’s Idomeneo

Boya Wei made her debut in 2015 with the New York City Ballet in the David H. Koch Theater as a soloist for Liebeslieder Walzer and Neue Lieberslieder. The New York Times praised her performance as Giulia in Rossini's La scala di seta, noting her "beautifully rounded soprano and exquisite expression." She has also appeared throughout the United States, including performances of Il PostinoLe nozze di Figaro, and the world premiere of The Witches of Venice with Opera Saratoga; as Gilda inRigoletto and Genovieffa in Suor Angelica with the Crested Butte Music Festival; Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with LoftOpera; and Norina inDon PasqualeLauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Mannes Opera. 

An Eastern Region District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she has also been a finalist in the McCammon Biennial Voice Competition, and awarded prizes from the Gerda Lissner Foundation and MannesCollege. She earned a BA in Music from Central Conservatory of Music in China.