Wan Zhao (Suor Infermiera in Suor Angelica - Auditing Carmen), a mezzo-soprano from Wuhan, China, was born on September 1, 1992. Wan graduated with a bachelor´s degree in voice from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Currently she is pursuing a Master of Music degree in voice at Mannes College the New School of Music in New York City. She is the only child in her family and her parents are both voice teachers in China. Wan was selected as a performer by the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany in 2012. She is also the second place winner in the preliminaries of the 2014 Taipei Shihua Vocal Competition. In the same year she was a soloist of the Brazilian New Platinum International Art Festival, invited by the Brazilian Federal Arts Council. In 2016, she attended the International Vocal Arts Institute in Montreal, Canada and won the first prize of the Competition "The Voice is Right".