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KWONG Lai-ling

Louise Kwong is a soprano at the Young Artist Programme of Rome Opera House in Italy (2018-19). She is a graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Dutch National Opera Academy, the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the Royal College of Music of London. Her operatic roles include Cio-cio-san in Madame Butterfly, Micaëla in Carmen, Liù in Turandot, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, La Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte. She has been invited to perform in music festivals including the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam.

Kwong is the prize winner of numerous international competitions, including the 2nd prize, Audience prize and the Best Soprano prize in the 18th International Singing Competition Ferruccio Tagliavini in Austria. Kwong also received the Award for Young Artist, Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2014). In 2018, she will be singing Mimì in La Bohème, Micaëla in Carmen and The First Lady in The Magic Flute in Rome Opera House productions.