“Hye-Youn Lee, her lovely rich timbre cutting across the orchestra, was a terrific Mimì, painfully fragile but with a noble inner strength. Lee’s performance was as enthralling as it was heartbreaking.”
“As Violetta, Hye-Youn Lee is simply sensational, with a sweet tone and agile upper register.”
“From her first appearance, led on by her female relatives in bustles, Hye-Youn Lee’s grace and elegance as Cio-Cio San charms the audience…her voice fills the space with love, with joy, with despair. Those well-known arias sound fresh and new.”
The Opera Critic
“Hye-Youn Lee was a marvellous Marie. This Korean singer’s voice has a really attractive shine with steely, flexible focus, which she showed off in crisply articulated runs and coloratura. She was a touching, funny and pretty actress as well, commanding the stage with delightful tomboyish charm and delivering her rataplans with satisfying precision.”
Selected in The Independent on Sunday as the “Face to Watch” in Classical Music 2013.