Sharon Zhai is a China born Australian soprano, she has achieved two degrees in opera performance at the conservatory of Beijing in China and the Sydney conservatory of Music in Australia where she also obtained a master’s degree.
She was the winner in some internation vocal competitions including O.M.E.G.A. in Florence(2013); "Umberto Giordano" in Lucera, Foggia (2013); "Magda Olivero" in Saluzzo, Cuneo(2012); "Franca Mattiucci" in Canelli, Asti (2012); International Lieder ''Mietta Song Recital Award'' in Melbourne, Australia(2004); CCTV singing competition Beijing 1998.
She has worked with many famous international opera singers and conductors including: Leone Magiera( teacher and pianist of Pavarotti), Bonoldo Giaiodi, Umberto Finazzi, Leila Cuberli, Marget Genoese Baker, Stephen Delaney, David Wakeham, Nico and Carol Castel, Joan Dornemann, Dennis Neil, Ned Canty, Karen Shepherd.
She has been in the Spring Festival in Beijing in 2002, in Australia, ABC Classic FM and 3MBS of Australia have transmitted her performances. Sharon has exhibited in operas and concerts in Europe, Australia and Asia. Debuted opera roles from the most recent, include: Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the Piccolo Festival FVG at Villa Manin di Passariano at Codroipo and Castello di San Giusto in Trieste; Anna in Nabucco at the theaters of the Opera Circuit Lombardo (AS.LI.Co.) with performances in Cremona, Brescia, Como and Pavia; Gilda in Rigoletto at the Teatro Politeama in Saluzzo; Desdemona in the American opera Jago of Carlo Pedini, International Opera Theater of Philadelphia (PA, USA); Liu in Turandot at the Teatro San Giovanni Bosco di Bergamo; The Lover in Il Tabarro from the Trittico; Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi for the ''Macau International Music Festival'' at the auditorium of Macao Cultural Center Grand.
In the course of her studies in Sydney and Beijing she has interpreted different roles included The Queen of the night in Die Zauberflote by Mozart, Madame Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor, Lizzie in Coffee cantata by Bach, Celia in La Fedelta' premiata by Haydn, Dido in Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell.