Bio

Dramatic soprano Juyeon Song has was hailed as “the next great star” for her arresting performances of opera repertoire’s most dramatic heroines.
Recent engagements include title role of Isolde in Tristan und Isolde in San Francisco produced by Claude Heater Foundation that this production was reviewed as 1 of Top Ten best Performance of the year. She received excellent review from 2 major news Paper. Janos Gereben from San Francisco Classical Voice wrote
"above all, singing Isolde, which she did with unflagging energy throughout the incredibly demanding vocal marathon."

Joshua Kosman from San Francisco Chronicle said “Song's Isolde was marked by capacious vocal power and expressive intimacy, especially during the extended love duet of Act 2.”
"soprano Juyeon Song and tenor Roy Cornelius Smith blazing forth in the title roles, this was an entirely unexpected delight.”
Upcoming engagement is singing title role of Isolde in Tristan und Isolde with Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava in the Czech Republic under the baton of Maestro Robert Reimer from Bayerische Staats Oper at the EMANACJE festival at The Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Luslawice Poland. Abigaille in Nabucco, Soloist in Wagner Opera Gala in Bayreuth, Germany.
She also made recording with Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava under the guidance of Maestro Niels Muus. This will be published in later of 2019 and will be submitted to Grammy Awards.
Past engagement include Singing the title role of Abigaille in Nabucco in Rouse State Opera, New Year's Gala Concert in Rousse State Opera, Belgrade National Opera House New Year Gala Concert. Her role of Venus in the Venusberg scene from Wagner’s Tannhäuser, which she performed in Germany with the Smetana Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Hans Richter (Dresden Version), and locally with the Silicon Valley Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra (Paris Version),
Soloist for Stabat Mater composed by Cardinale Maestro Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci. Her performance in Stabat Mater was aired in Rai TV and Vatican TV in Italy.
Her performance as Abigail was a great success in spite of only 1 dress rehearsal before her debut. She is praised as a “Perfect Abigaile with a high intensity in acting with great vocal power.” Her performance as the title role in Aida was described as “the most visually believable Aida in memory,” and “an emotional vocal performance that connected viscerally with the audience.” Ms. Song generated record-breaking ticket sales when she performed this role with Berkeley Opera, California. Ms. Song has also received praise for her performance as Madame Butterfly at Opera Southwest in Albuquerque and has played a title role at Golden Gate Opera, Apollo Arts Opera, Great Falls Opera, and with the California Opera Association. Critics praised her Cio Cio San as “Song as Madama Butterfly
radiates more like a ray of sun than a Butterfly....“, “Song transmutes into the pure personification of her name; adeptly nailing each of her musical lines with sensitivity to the dynamics of the orchestra”. Additional dramatic soprano roles in her repertoire include the title role Isolde in Tristan und Isolde, Turandot in Turandot, Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung, Die Walküre and Siegfried, Salome in Salome and Kundry in Parsifal.
In concerts, Ms. Song has performed Isolde in Tristan und Isolde (Concert Version) Isolde’s Liebestod and Act-2 Love Duet from Tristan und Isolde, scenes from Turandot (title role) and Götterdämmerung (Brünnhilde), Senta from Der Fliegender Holländer, Tosca from Tosca, Abigail from Nabucco with companies including Opera Classica Europa, Germany, Apollo Arts Opera California, Moravian Orchestra Olomouc and Bohuslav Orchestra in Zlin, Czech Republic. Featured on Vatican TV and Italian radio (RAI), Ms. Song was the soloist for the Stabat Mater composed by Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci. Repeated performances with Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra and The Bratislava City Choir in Slovakia.

Also performed at the Umbra Music Festival at St. Basilica Paulo in Rome, and St. Pietro in Perugia, Italy.
Ms. Song also performed as soloist for Oratorios, and many favored Opera Arias and Lieds with Stanford Orchestra Palo Alto California, Hungarian Artist Orchestra, Budapest Hungary, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, South Korea.

A winner of the California Opera Association’s Vocal Competition, Ms. Song also wowed Bay Area audiences as the Mother in Sir Michael Tippet’s oratorio 'A Child of Our Time.'
Ms. Song has developed her Dramatic voice extensively under Helden Tenor/Director Claude Heater, and she studied with Wagnerian Soprano/Mezzo Soprano Janis Martin, Dramatic Soprano. She studied her roles with Claude Heater, Daniel Sarge (Vienna Staats Oper: Hamburg Staats Oper: Vienna Conservatory of Music), Maestro Niels Muus (Vienna Volks Oper,
Private Conservatory of Music Vienna), Christoph U Meier (Advisor and Répartiteur at Bayreuth Festival, Professor of University of Music Vienna), Peter Grunberg, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony. Thomas Bagwell (Met Opera/Washington National Opera), Jonathan Khuner (Met Opera/SF Opera), Louise Costigan Kerns.

 

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