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Xiao Ma (肖玛), Countertenor


Xiao Ma (肖瑪) is China’s first professional countertenor. He was discovered by renowned Chinese bass Gong Dong-Jian in 2006, and made his debut the following year with Shanghai Opera as Cherubino in Mozart’s the Marriage of Figaro, which has become his signature role. Xiao Ma’s bel canto repertoire includes Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Vivaldi and Handel arias. He garners universal praise for his bright, solid, yet flexible coloratura, seamless integration of chest voice and head voice, and rich music expressiveness.

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