Renata TANG was born in Shanghai on June 15, 1936. She received degrees from the Music Conservatory of Santa Cecilia (Conservatorio Di Musica Santa Cecilia, Roma) and the Vienna Conservatory (now known as University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna; Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien) in 1958 and 1964 respectively. She later pursued further studies at Cologne University of Music (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln). Between 1965 and 1969 she worked as a professional singer in Germany. In 1970 she was invited to teach in the music department at Chinese Culture College (now known as Chinese Culture University). She also began the trend of performing whole opera and German lieder in Taiwan and directed the performances of many large-scale operas, oratorios, and concerts. TANG served as the chair of the music department of Chinese Culture University from 1973 to 1978. In 1984 she began teaching at the National Institute of the Arts (now known as Taipei National University of the Arts). There she taught courses such as voice, opera studies, and German lieder studies. She also planned, directed, and performed in seasonal concerts and in the Kuandu Arts Festival. She served as executive director of the Association of Vocal Artists of R.O.C. from its founding in 1992. She retired from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2006 but continued to teach as an adjunct professor. TANG died on March 23, 2016 at the age of eighty.