The Life of Zheng Cao

Gallery of images from Zheng Cao's life.

Zheng Cao as a baby in China.
Zheng Cao as a baby in China.

Zheng Cao moved to the United States to attend American University in Washington, D.C. to study English and sing.

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Cao family
Cao family

Cao family in Shanghai, China: Mao Yuan Cao (Pa), Zheng, Xiao Jiao Huang (Ma), and elder sister, Dan.

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mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao
mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao

photo courtesy San Francisco Opera

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Zheng Cao as a baby in China.
Zheng Cao as a baby in China.

Zheng Cao moved to the United States to attend American University in Washington, D.C. to study English and sing.

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ABC News video: Zheng Cao's opera career and life were put on hold after learning she had cancer.

Watch YouTube ABC News video. Zheng Cao's opera career and life were put on hold after learning she had cancer.

Zheng Cao's last appearance with the San Francisco Opera was in the 2008 world premiere of Stewart Wallace's opera The Bonesetter's Daughter, based on Amy Tan's novel.

The Bonesetter's Daughter by San Francisco Opera