When xiao-miao, the star of the Australian opera, was born
Posted On July 29, 2021
xiao miao, born in the early 20th century, was the first Australian opera singer to be known as a singer.
Born to a wealthy Chinese family in the late 20th Century, xiao, who became known as xiao mu, was a superstar for years before he died aged 26.
In the late 1990s, he was the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Melbourne and was also a member of the prestigious Chinese Academy of Music.
He later became a major Australian opera star, and he was known as the “grand pianist” of Australia.
Xiao mia is now 89 years old and has a number of solo performances planned for his birthday next year.
The Australian Opera’s Victoria and Albert Hall has announced a special programme for his 60th birthday.
It will feature a performance of his first opera, “Auji” and his first solo concert, “Wu Zhongjing”, to be broadcast in Melbourne on April 11.
Tickets for the performance go on sale today from 11am AEDT.
A special programme to mark the anniversary of xiao’s birth will be broadcast on April 17.
xiao mu died in February 2019.