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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
31Che veggo..egli..mio padre Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amonasro/Amneris
32Vedi di morte l'angelo Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.14

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
33Pieta pieta pieta Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amonasro/Aida
34Quale insolita gioia nel tuo sguardo Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Radames
35Di mie discolpe i giudici Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Radames
36Ma dimmi Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Radames/Amonasro
37E la morte un ben supremo Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Radames
38Chi ti salva sciagurato Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris
39Pieta ti prenda del mio dolor Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amneris
40Radames Radames Radames! Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Sacerdotessa
41Sandmann war da Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 2.04-1

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Hansel/Gretel
42Non ci pentiam Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Annio/Servilia
43Nella terra avventurata Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.13-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida
44Eccomi in lieta vesta Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giulietta
45Fiero in contro! Popularity:

Opera: TancrediComposer: RossiniAct:

Type: Voice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles:
46Vieni e in me riposa Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.06-3

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Romeo/Giulietta
47Ah non poss'io partire Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.03-2

Type: aria/ensembleVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giulietta/Lorenzo/Capellio
48Vieni o guerrier vindice Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: duet,choirVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Sacerdotessa
49Che miro? Il perfido Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.11-1

Type: sceneVoice: T B S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tebaldo/Lorenzo/Giulietta/Romeo/Capellio
50Ne alcun ritorna! Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giulietta
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