In opera, Chinese tenor Zhengyi Bai’s recent roles include Dr. Caius in Falstaff(Opera San José), Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro(Opera San José), Fong See in On Gold Mountain(Los Angeles Opera), the First Prisoner in Fidelio(San Francisco Opera), Dancing Master/Lamplighter in Manon Lescaut(San Francisco Opera), Remendado in Carmen(San Francisco Opera), and Alessandro in Il Re Pastore(Merola Opera Program).
In recitals and concerts, Bai has performed in “The Schwabacher Recital Series” in San Francisco and “The Future is Now” Concert with San Francisco Opera Orchestra. In the spring of 2021, Bai has performed in San Francisco Opera’s Adlers at the Drive-In, which heralded SFO’s return to live performance.
Born and raised in Shandong province of China, Bai began his studies as a piano performance student and a collaborative pianist. It was in his junior year in college he discovered his true instrument: his voice. With a solid musical foundation of piano study, Bai flourished in his vocal studies, completing his initial vocal training in Shandong, China, and continuing his opera training in the United States. Bai was a participant of the Adler Fellowship Program at San Francisco Opera.