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Hei-Kyung Hong

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: South_Korean
Year of Birth: 1959

About Hei-Kyung Hong:

Hong Hei-Kyung (born July 4, 1959), often known in the west as Hei-Kyung Hong, is a South Korean-American operatic lyric soprano.

Hong was born in Gangwon, South Korea, and studied at Yea Won Music School in Seoul. Through scholarships she went to the United States alone at age 15 to study at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and its American Opera Center. While at Juilliard, she appeared in a number of productions with the American Opera Center. At the Juilliard School of Music she also participated in the master classes of Tito Gobbi, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Walter Legge, and Gérard Souzay. She later studied voice privately with Shirlee Emmons. She was one of four young singers invited to attend Herbert von Karajan's opera classes at the 1983 Salzburg Festival.

In 1981, she sang professionally for the first time when composer Gian Carlo Menotti invited her to perform at the Spoleto Festival in Italy and Charleston, South Carolina. At first, she used the stage name "Suzanne Hong" because Kurt Adler of Juilliard suggested she use a name that could easily be pronounced by English speakers. However, Hong quickly reverted to her given Korean name after the Spoleto Festival; she said that all her friends in the Juilliard School of Music persuaded her to use "her own beautiful Korean name".

As a winner of the 1982 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Servilia in Mozart's opera La clemenza di Tito on November 17, 1984. Beginning with minor roles such as the Celestial Voice in Don Carlo, Virgin in Samson and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, she got to sing a major role for the first time at the Met – Mimì in La bohème on January 7, 1987. Since then, she has gradually moved into main roles such as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Adina in L'elisir d'amore, and Gilda in Rigoletto. Since the mid-1990s she has specialized in more lyric roles including Liù in Turandot and Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Belle nuit (Barcarolle) Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Giulietta/Nicklausse
2Dôme Épais (Flower Duet) Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Mallika
3Quando m'en vo (Musetta's Waltz) Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Musetta/Alcindoro/Mimì/Rodolfo/Colline/Marcello/Schaunard
4La ci darem la mano Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni
5Pur ti miro Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.09

Type: duetVoice: cT/S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nerone/Poppea
6Bella figlia dell'amore Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Maddalena/Duke/Rigoletto
7Viens Mallika Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitative,duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Mallika
8Oh! quante volte Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
9Vedrai carino Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.07-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina
10Ah! je ris de me voir si belle (Jewel Song) Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite
11Depuis le jour Popularity:

Opera: LouiseComposer: CharpentierAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Louise
12Abends will ich schlafen gehn Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 2.04-2

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
13Batti batti bel Masetto Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.22

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina
14Di tanti palpiti Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles:
15Un di se ben rammentomi Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Maddalena/Duke/Rigoletto
16Dio che mi vedi in core Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Giovanna
17Va infelice e teco reca Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Giovanna
18Al par del mio Popularity:

Opera: Anna BolenaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Anna/Giovanna
19Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Octavian
20Ah! perdona al primo Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Servilia/Annio
21Una nave da guerra Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: Voice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles:
22Salvator della patria Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/King of Egypt
23Fuggiam gli ardori inospiti Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.11-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
24Ma tu Re tu signore possente Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.14

Type: trioVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Radames/Aida
25Traditor la mia rival Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.16-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amonasro/Radames
26Signor hoggi rinasco Popularity:

Opera: Incoronazione di Poppea, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.05

Type: duetVoice: S cT/SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppea/Nerone
27Che veggo..egli..mio padre Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amonasro/Amneris
28Vedi di morte l'angelo Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
29Pieta pieta pieta Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Aida
30Quale insolita gioia nel tuo sguardo Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Radames
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