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Haegee Lee

Soprano

Biography

South Korean soprano Haegee Lee joins the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme from the start of the 2017/18 Season. In the 2017/18 Season her roles included Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) and Frasquita (Carmen). In the 2018/19 Season she returns to sing Frasquita, Sandman (Hansel and Gretel) and Xenia (Boris Godunov).

Lee trained at Seoul National University and the Conservatoire National de Région Pierre Barbizet, Marseille, and now studies with Isabelle Vernet. Awards include first prize in the Concours de Bach, Marseilles, and second prize in the first Korean Classical Singers Association International Vocal Competition, Seoul.

Engagements include Christine (The Phantom of the Opera) and performances in concert and recital across Europe, including the premiere of Chanson de Geisha at the Henri Tomasi Conference, ‘Hymnes à Maria’ in Marseille, for L’Europe de la Culture du Bel Canto à Giacomo Puccini and with Une heure ensemble in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

News and features

Watch: Opera's toughest vocal challenge

14 September 2017
Watch: Opera's toughest vocal challenge

Mozart's The Magic Flute features one of the most explosive tunes ever written – a challenge for even the best sopranos.

The Royal Opera announces new Jette Parker Young Artists for 2017/18

18 January 2017
The Royal Opera announces new Jette Parker Young Artists for 2017/18

Five singers were chosen from more than 365 applicants from 61 countries and will join the Company for two years of artistic development.

Photos

Haegee Lee, Aigul Akhmetshina and Sarah-Jane Lewis, Meet the Young Artists Jukebox

Atkins as Scaramuccio, Kim as Brighella, Lee as Zerbinetta, Lewis as Ariadne, Sedgwick as Harlekin, Shibambu as Truffaldino in Adriane auf Naxos, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018, The Royal Opera

Haegee Lee as Zerbinetta, Konu Kim as Brighella, Dominic Sedgwick as Harlekin, Thomas Atkins as Scaramuccio, Simon Shibambu as Truffaldino in Adriane auf Naxos, The Royal Opera

Haegee Lee

Haegee Lee in Jukebox for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room

Konu Kim, Hongni Wu, Haegee Lee, Edmund Whitehead, Germán E Alcántara, Patrick Milne, Jacquelyn Stucker, Aigul Akhmetshina, Yaritza Véliz, Dominic Sedgwick, Patrick Terry and Michael Mofidian in Recital at Lunch

Konu Kim, Germán E Alcántara, Michael Mofidian, Haegee Lee, Jacquelyn Stucker and Hongni Wu in Recital at Lunch for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room

Aigul Akhmetshina as Mercédès and Haegee Lee as Frasquita in Carmen, The Royal Opera

Haegee Lee as Frasquita, Gaëlle Arquez as Carmen and Adèle Charvet as Mercédès in Carmen, The Royal Opera

Haegee Lee as Zerbinetta in Adriane auf Naxos, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018, The Royal Opera

Haegee Lee as Zerbinetta, Dominic Sedgwick as Harlekin, Simon Shibambu as Truffaldino in Adriana auf Naxos, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018, The Royal Opera

Aigul Akhmetshina as Mercédès and Haegee Lee as Frasquita in Carmen, The Royal Opera

Aigul Akhmetshina as Mercédès and Haegee Lee as Frasquita in Carmen, The Royal Opera

Haegee Lee, Jennifer Davis and Hanna Hipp in rehearsal for Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Haegee Lee in rehearsal for Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Haegee Lee in Jukebox for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room

Jukebox for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room

Haegee Lee in Recital at Lunch for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room

Aigul Akhmetshina, Haegee Lee, Michael Mofidian, Hongni Wu, Konu Kim and Dominic Sedgwick in Jukebox for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room

Konu Kim, Hongni Wu, Haegee Lee, Edmund Whitehead, Germán E Alcántara, Patrick Milne, Jacquelyn Stucker, Aigul Akhmetshina, Yaritza Véliz, Dominic Sedgwick, Patrick Terry and Michael Mofidian in Recital at Lunch

Konu Kim, Hongni Wu, Haegee Lee, Edmund Whitehead, Germán E Alcántara, Patrick Milne, Jacquelyn Stucker, Aigul Akhmetshina, Yaritza Véliz, Dominic Sedgwick, Patrick Terry and Michael Mofidian in Recital at Lunch

Michael Mofidian and Haegee Lee in Recital at Lunch for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room

Shibambu as Truffaldino, Sedgwick as Harlekin, Lee as Zerbinetta, Lewis as Ariadne, Atkins as Scaramuccio, Kim as Brighella in Adriane auf Naxos, Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018, The Royal Opera

Haegee Lee, Meet the Young Artists Lunchtime Recital

Gyula Nagy, David Gowland, Nick Fletcher, James Hendry, Jacquelyn Stucker, Francesca Chiejina, Haegee Lee, Angela Simkin, Aigul Akhmetshina, Sarah-Jane Lewis and Konu Kim

David Gowland, James Hendry, Nick Fletcher, Haegee Lee, Aigul Akhmetshina, Sarah-Jane Lewis, Jacquelyn Stucker, Francesca Chiejina, Angela Simkin, Simon Shibambu, Konu Kim and Dominic Sedgwick. Dukebox

Haegee Lee as Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, The Royal Opera

Jukebox for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room

Haegee Lee in Recital at Lunch for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room

Haegee Lee in Recital at Lunch for Meet the Young Artists Week 2018, The Crush Room

Lee, Haegee 2018