2018–19 Season: The Fiakermilli in Arabella
In 2012, soprano Hye Jung Lee made her San Francisco Opera debut as Madame Mao in John Adams’ Nixon in China. She returned to the Company the following year to sing Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and in 2017 she created the role of Ah Sing for the world premiere of John Adams’ Girls of the Golden West. In 2015, Lee joined the ensemble of Theater Kiel in Germany where she has performed Gilda from Rigoletto, Zerbinetta from Ariadne auf Naxos, 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. Other career highlights include the role of Papagena from Die Zauberflöte, Lisa from La Sonnambula at Florida Grand Opera, and Queen of the Night at Dayton Opera. An alumna of the Merola Opera Program and a 2013 national semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Lee appears as Ah Sing later this season at Dutch National Opera and as Rosina in Theater Kiel’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia.