Haeran Hong
soprano | Korea, °1981
 
VOICE 2011 : First Prize
In her very young, yet fast paced career, Korean soprano Haeran Hong has already performed various leading roles including Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, Gilda in Rigoletto, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte. In the 2013/14 season, she will return to the Metropolitan opera to cover the roles of Nannetta in Falstaff and Sophie in Werther, and also for their production of Die Frau ohne Schatten. She will also sing the title role of Handel’s Semele with Pacific Musicworks in Seattle, will sing a concert with the Vienna Strauss Festival Orchestra in Korea, and be featured in concerts in New York, Los Angeles, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Haeran Hong initially joined the Metropolitan Opera roster as Crowned Child in Macbeth and returned shortly thereafter to cover the role of Forest Bird in Robert Lepage’s production of Siegfried; to sing Flower Maiden in Parsifal; and to cover the roles of Sister Constance in Dialogues of Carmelites and Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera.

With Juilliard Opera, she performed the title role of L’incoronazione di Poppea, Sister Constance in Dialogues of Carmelites, Dalinda in Handel’s Ariodante, and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. She also sang the role of Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro and covered the role of Seleuce in Tolomeo as a member of Glimmerglass Opera’s Young American Artists program in 2010.

Concert engagements include Bach’s Wass Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan and Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes with the La Jolla Summer Fest, as well as Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 with the Aspen Music Festival.

Recent international engagements include her debut with the International Festival Echternach in Luxembourg, where she performed with the Orchestre Phiharmonique du Luxembourg. She was invited to sing for Queen Paola Foundation’s Annual Christmas Concert in Belgium and also traveled to Brazil for a series of recitals in such venues as Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro and Teatro Cultura Artistica.

Haeran Hong was named a Finalist for Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, the World Opera Competition, as well as a National Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Korean National University of Arts, as well as a Masters Degree and Artistic Diploma in Opera Studies from The Juilliard School.
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Final 2011: Hong Haeran
Semi-final 2011: Hong Haeran
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Programme
Final (19/05/2011)
Jules Massenet Je suis encore tout étourdie (Manon)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Zaïde)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Bester Jüngling (Der Schauspieldirektor KV 486)
Maurice Ravel Je réchauffe les bons (L'enfant et les sortilèges)
Vincenzo Bellini Care compagne - Come per me sereno - Sovra il sen la man mi posa (La Sonnambula)
Haeran Hong, voice
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, dir. Carlo Rizzi
Semi-final (10/05/2011)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Giunse alfin il momento - Deh vieni, non tardar (Le Nozze di Figaro)
Georg Friedrich Haendel Se tanto piace al cor (Ariodante)
Hugo Wolf Auch kleine Dinge können uns entzücken
Hugo Wolf Du denkst mit einem Fädchen mich zu fangen
Franz Liszt Oh ! quand je dors S 282
Franz Schubert Im Frühling D 882
Gioachino Rossini La fioraia fiorentina
Haeran Hong, voice
Philippe Riga, pianist accompanist
First round (06/05/2011)
Richard Strauss Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren (Der Rosenkavalier)
Jules Massenet Je suis encore tout étourdie (Manon)
Haeran Hong, voice
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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