Hye Jung Lee

Performance Year: 2015

Korean Soprano Hye Jung Lee is one of the top young coloratura sopranos with a silvery voice and expressive dramatic stage presence. This season, Lee makes her Dayton Opera debut as the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, concert debuts with the Philharmonic Orchestra in Kiel, and the Tucson Chamber Artists for Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. According to Opera News, “Hye Jung Lee may well be the reigning Olympia of her generation; the soprano retained her effortless projection, laser focus and sweet tone to the top of her high E-flats and beyond.” During the 2011-2012 season, she made a “show-stopping” debut with San Francisco Opera as Madame Mao in Nixon in China, for which the San Francisco Chronicle praised her singing’s “fierce, gleaming beauty.”

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