A native of Taiwan, Sharon Cheng made her US professional debut with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in 2009. Praised for her “comic talent and dazzling high notes,” she has successfully portrayed a wide variety of operatic roles, including La Musica, Proserpina (L’Orfeo), Atalanta (Serse), Alcina, Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Madame Goldentrill, Miss Silverpeal (The Impresario), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte), Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Gilda (Rigoletto), Olympia (Les contes d’Hoffmann), La Fée (Cendrillon), Lakmé, Gretel, Sandman, Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel), Monica (The Medium) and Lucy (The Telephone). She was awarded first prizes at the Liszt International Competition, NTD International Vocal Competition, Civic Morning Musicals Vocal Competition, Taiwan National Theater Concert Hall Young Star Audition, Chimei Arts Award, among others. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administrative Management from the College of Law at Chinese Culture University in Taiwan, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University, a Master’s degree in Music Performance from Syracuse University, and an Artist Diploma from Queens College, CUNY.