mezzo soprano
Lingling H. Peng 何玲玲


China 中国


Performed her first public solo at age 10, Lingling received her B.A. in vocal performance from Guangxi Arts Institute and studied voice in Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. She won numerous awards and competitions at the national and provincial level and had over one hundred recordings of new compositions for radio stations and TV programs. Notably, she was the soloist of the "Sound of Nationalities" and "The Dewy Rose" in the Spring Festival Gala of China Central Television.




As a performer and voice instructor, Lingling was invited to Singapore in 1994. She represented Singapore in the Asia Vocal Competitions held in Hong Kong and Malaysia. In 1997 Lingling won the first prize in the vocal competition organized by Singapore Composer Circle. She performed the role of Gek Choo in the world premier of "Bunga Mawar" with Singapore Lyric Opera. Lingling also held recitals in Singapore and Malaysia and her performances earned the acclaim of a large audience. For three years, she was the recipient of the Art Bursary (overseas) from Singapore National Art Council.

America 美国

Lingling has been described as...fantastic, rich and strong; a voice with force and dramatic quality...great acting that connects the voice with the character impressively.

Lingling was a winner in the 7th Gerda Lisser Foundation International Voice Competition in New York. As one of the twelve singers selected from eight major cities around the world, she was invited to compete in the 3rd Monte-Carlo Voice Masters International Competition in May 2005. 

Lingling has been singing with Washington National Opera since 2005.  She performed the roles of Flora with Opera International in Music Center of Strathmore with appearance of Michael Faniano, Tigrana in Puccini's opera Edgar and Musetta in Leoncavallo¡¯s La Boheme, Martha in Iolanta. Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) has been her signature role. Other roles included Gypsy Queen (The Bohemian Girl), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Cornelia (Julius Caesar), and Derabella (Cosi fan tutte).  In April, 2007, she sang the role of Mary Magdalene in Waundell Saavedrea's new opera Passion in New York City. Her soloist oratorio performances include Verdi's Requiem, Handel's Messiah and Mendelssohn's Elijah, Mozart's Mass in c minor, among others. She has actively performed concerts and recitals world wide including China, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and the United States.

Linging is a Graduate of Peabody Coanservatory in the studio of Phyllis Bryn-Julson and received a M.M. in voice from University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she studied with Prof. Ariel Bybee.