2017-18 Season: Ah Sing in Girls of the Golden West
Korean soprano Hye Jung Lee made her San Francisco Opera debut as Madame Mao in Michael Cavanagh’s 2012 production of John Adams’ Nixon in China. She returned to the Company the following year to sing Olympia in Tales of Hoffmann. In 2015, Lee joined the ensemble of Theater Kiel in Germany where she has performed Queen of the Night from Die Zauberflöte, Susanna from Le Nozze di Figaro, Ortlinde from Die Walküre, Amor from Orphée et Eurydice, and Woglinde from Das Rheingold, among other roles. Recent seasons have also taken her to New Zealand Opera for Madame Mao and Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken for Queen of the Night. An alumna of the Merola Opera Program, Lee is a graduate of Indiana University, Seoul National University, and the Mannes College of Music. In 2013, she was a national semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.