Jinxu Xiahou was born in Zibo in the Eastern Chinese province Shandong in December 1990. He began studying with Prof. Wang Xianlin in 2008 at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing (China) and completed his studies as bachelor.
Jinxu Xiahou made his stage debut as Basilio in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. In 2009, Jinxu Xiahou sang the role of Triquet in Eugen Onegin at the Tianqiao Opera in Peking. He made his Europe debut in 2010, when he sang at the annual Classic Night in Zurich.
In the year 2011, he was finalist of the renowned international singing competition “Neue Stimmen” of the Bertelsmann Foundation in Gütersloh and won the third prize. The following year, he debuted at the Wiener Staatsoper where he has been a member of the ensemble since 2014/15, appearing as Nemorino (L’Elisir d‘amore), Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Malcolm (Macbeth), Gaston (La Traviata), Ein Italienischer Sänger (Der Rosenkavalier), Stimme eines jungen Seemanns (Tristan und Isolde), Rodrigo (Otello), Abdallo (Nabucco), Un messaggero (Aida), Fetodik (Tri Sestri) und Ruiz (Il Trovatore).
In 2017/2018, Jinxu Xiahou sang his role debut as Rodolfo (La Bohème) and further performances as Nemorino (L’Elisir d‘amore), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Macduff, Fenton (Falstaff), Cassio (Otello) and Ruiz, as well as Scaramuccio in Richard Strauss‘ Ariadne auf Naxos, Third Jew in Salome and as Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier.
2018/2019 included performances as Don Ottavio, Conte Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Fenton, Macduff and Pang (Turandot) and in 2019/2020 he sings Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème Macduff in Verdi’s Macbeth.
In June 2018, Jinxu Xiahou was a soloist at the Vienna State Opera as part of a gala concert by KS Edita Gruberova under the baton of Marco Armiliato. He gave his debut at the Wiener Musikverein in May 2017 as part of a solo recital presenting works by Schubert and Strauss as well as Tosti, Rossini and Leoncavallo.
2019 | 2020
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