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 as Marie La Fille du Regiment for Korn / Ferry Opera Holland Park in 2008, returning as Musetta La bohème and as Lisette La rondine, for which role she was awarded Best Female in a Supporting Role in the Opera Holland Park Audience Awards.
Her other engagements have included Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor, Oscar Un ballo in maschera and First FlowermaidenParsifal at the Opéra national de Rhin, Silvia L’isola disabitata at the Opera Basse Normandie, Caen, Elettra Idomeneo and Cio-Cio-San Madama Butterfly for Grange Park Opera, Lisette La rondine for Finnish National Opera and First Esquire Parsifal at the Opéra national de Paris. Successful experiences in contemporary opera include Junge Frau Reigen by Philippe Boesmann at the operas in Lausanne, Strasbourg and Mulhouse as well as the world premiere as First Blind at Prayer Les aveugles by Xavier Dayer at the Almeida Theatre, London.
Recent concert engagements have included Beethoven Choral Symphony with the Peninsula Doctors’ Orchestra, the Brahms Requiem for Bristol Choral Society, Mozart Requiem with the Ten Tors Orchestra and Richard Strauss Four Last Songs in Gloucester Cathedral
This Summer, she returned to Grange Park Opera as Blanche de la Force Dialogues des Carmélites, made her debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra singing Coleridge-Taylor The Song of Hiawatha and was featured soloist at the 2013 Open Air Classical Concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Leeds Castle,
Her future engagements include Donna Anna Don Giovanni for Bergen National Opera, Cio-Cio-San Madama Butterfly for Scottish Opera, Ophélie Hamlet for Grange Park Opera and an Opera Gala at London’s Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
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