Chinese tenor Long Long makes his National Theatre Opera debut in 2020/21 season as Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto). One of the most promising young lyric tenors has garnered accolades at a number of international competitions. In 2019, he won the male voice category at the prestigious Neue Stimmen contest in Gütersloh and came third at the Concurso Francesco Viñas in Barcelona; in 2018, he advanced to the final of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia in Lisbon; in 2016, he received first prize at the Grand Prix de l’Opéra competition in Bucharest. From 2017 to 2019, he was a member of the Opera Studio at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. Since the 2019/20 season, he has been a soloist of the Staatsoper Hannover, where he has appeared in the roles of Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and Rodolfo (La bohème). In August 2019, he debuted at the Salzburger Festspiele, portraying the Captain of the Crossbowmen in a performance of Simon Boccanegra, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Long Long studied at the Shanghai University of Music and the University Opera Research Institute in Beijing. His repertoire also includes the roles of Don José (Carmen), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Alfredo (La traviata), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), among others. Long Long first performed in Prague on 10 December 2018, at a concert held by Nachtigall Artists at the New Town Hall.