Selected in The Independent on Sunday as the “Face to Watch” in Classical Music 2013, soprano Hye-Youn Lee was born in South Korea and now lives in London. She was a member of both Les Jeunes Voix du Rhin at the Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg, and of L’Atelier Lyrique at the Opéra national de Paris. She has also studied in Berlin with Renate Krahmer and Julia Varady and now works with Robert Dean. She made a triumphant and highly acclaimed London debut asMarie La Fille du Régiment for Korn / Ferry Opera Holland Park in 2008 and returned in 2009 as Musetta La bohème.
Her other engagements have included Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor, Oscar Un ballo in maschera and First Flowermaiden Parsifal at the Opéra national de Rhin, Silvia L’isola disabitata at the Opera Basse Normandie, Caen, and First Esquire Parsifal at the Opéra national de Paris. She covered Natalie Dessay as Marie La Fille du Régiment for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and during 2010 / 2011 sang Cio-Cio-San Madama Butterfly for Grange Park Opera ‘Rising Stars’ and Lisette La rondine for Opera Holland Park, for which role she was awarded Best Female in a Supporting Role in the Opera Holland Park Audience Awards.
During 2011 / 2012, she made her debut at the Finnish National Opera as Lisette La rondine and sang an acclaimedElettra Idomeneo for Grange Park Opera. She will return to Grange Park as Blanche / Dialogues des Carmelites and as Ophélie Hamlet. Her current engagements further include Donna Anna Don Giovanni for Bergen National Opera and Cio-Cio-San Madama Butterfly for Scottish Opera, BeethovenChoral Symphony with the Peninsula Doctors’ Orchestra, the Brahms Requiem for Bristol Choral Society, Coleridge-TaylorThe Song of Hiawatha at the Three Choirs Festival, Mozart Requiem with the Ten Tors Orchestra and Richard Strauss Four Last Songs in Gloucester Cathedral.
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