Mezzo-soprano YeonSoo Lee makes her LMC debut joining fellow LMC member performers on Sunday, February 18 at 3pm in a concert at Mirabella in Seattle. They will perform songs by Obradors, Italian and French Opera, and Korean composers for soprano and mezzo-soprano
A graduate of Kyung Hee University (Seoul), mezzo-soprano YeonSoo Lee also participated in stage director HoKeun Moon’s Opera Workshop Program (Seoul). She made several appearances on “Today’s Art Song” (KBS-TV, Seoul) and received the “Best Voice Award” from MBC-TV’s Korean Art Song Competition. South Korean roles include Rosette (Manon) with Kim-Cha-Kyung Opera, Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur) with Seoul Metropolitan Opera and Flora (La Traviata) with International Opera. Concert work includes Alto solos in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Seoul Metropolitan Chorus and Beethoven’s C Major Mass with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. YeonSoo Lee has been a regular chorister with Seattle Opera since 2001, having performed in sixty-one productions. Solo appearances include Second Bridesmaid (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Seattle Opera and Alto soloist (Elijah) with Masterworks Choral Ensemble, WA. She is a favored performer within Seattle’s Korean American Community and has been a guest journalist for the Eumak Journal, a monthly classical music magazine in South Korea since 2014.
Joining YeonSoo will be soprano Ki-Jung Jun who completed her Master’s degree at New York University and was in the emerging artist program at Pacific Opera in New York City. Her operatic roles there included Nora (Riders to the Sea), First Knitter (A Game of Chance), Princess (L’enfant et les sortileges) and the role of Hyangdan in Chun-Hyang-Jeon, an opera celebrating the 100th anniversary of Korean immigration in America. In the Northwest, her most recent opera role is Giulietta (Cover) in Bellini’s I Capuletti ed i Montecchi and Caterina in Mascagni’s L’Amico Fritz with Puget Sound Concert Opera.
Also performing will be Joan Lundquist who has served as a collaborative pianist for Seattle area musicians and organizations for 30 years. Since moving to the area from Humboldt State University in northern California, where she was staff accompanist, Joan has worked with the Northwest Boychoir, Seattle Choral Company, has taught at Seattle University and Northwest University, and has worked with several area private music teachers. Currently, Ms. Lundquist is the Director of Music at Immanuel Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle and rehearsal accompanist for the Seattle Choral Company.