A Story Steeped in Sound
Soprano Hye-Youn Lee 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.
Other companies for whom she has sung include Grange Park Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Finnish National Opera and Bergen National Opera, her repertoire including Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor, Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Elettra Idomeneo, Blanche de la Force Dialogues des Carmélites, Cio-Cio-San Madama Butterfly and Violetta La traviata for Opera North.
Concert engagements have included performances with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She was also featured soloist at the Leeds Castle Open Air Classical Concert in both 2013 and 2014. Her broadcasts include Coleridge Taylor The Song of Hiawatha with the Philharmonia Orchestrafrom the Three Choirs Festival for BBC Radio 3.
Conductors with whom she has worked include Edward Gardner, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Renato Balsadonna, Stephen Barlow, Giuliano Carella, Nicholas Chalmers, Marco Guidarini, Kimbo Ishii, Kirill Karabits, Nicholas Kraemer, Domenico Longo, Gianluca Marcianò, Adrian Partington, John Rigby and Pietro Rizzo.
Highlights over the last few years included Mimì La bohème at the Teatro Verdi, Trieste, Cio-Cio-San Madama Butterfly at the Teatro Sao Carlo, Lisbon, Desdemona in Rossini’s Otello at the Al Bustan Festival and Mahler Symphony No. 8 with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the 2016 Three Choirs Festival. Further performances were with Donna Anna Don Giovanni for Northern Ireland Opera, Mimì La Bohème for Scottish Opera and Theatre St Gallen in Switzerland and Cio-Cio-San Madama Butterfly for Theater Magdeburg, Lyric Opera, Dublin, and Opera Plovdiv in Bulgaria.