Soprano Jung Nan Yoon is emerging as a talented and versatile young singer who is rapidly gaining recognition on the operatic and concert stage with notable for unusual beauty of voice, extraordinary range and sincere musical artistry.
Recently, Ms. Yoon performed the role of Ok Hwa in Return Voyage at the Yeosu Expo Music festival; and she performed Mimì in La Bohème at the Seoul Open Air Opera. She then performed Cio-cio-san in Madama Butterfly at Flensburg Landes Theater in Germany, and she reprised the role for both Göteborgs Operan and Den Norske Opera & Ballett. Upcoming engagements include Micaëla in Carmen at the Seongnam Arts Center in Korea.
Ms. Yoon made her professional debut in 2001 with the Seoul Arts Center Opera as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with great success. She performed the roles of Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte there as well. At Indiana University Opera Theater, she performed Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Mimì in La Bohème, Violetta in La Traviata and Handel’s Messiah. She then attended Juilliard, where she performed in Gianni Schicchi as Lauretta, Liù in Turandot, and Lidoine in Dialogues of the Carmelites. She also performed Liù in Turandot at Braunschweig Opera in Germany.
Ms. Yoon has been a prize winner in many distinguished music competitions including the Theatre Colon Competition, Tchaikovsky Competition, Queen Elisabeth Competition (Belgium), the Maria Callas Gran Prix (Greece), the Houston Grand Opera in Texas for the audience choice prize as well as Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for the Tri-State region. She also has won numerous awards such as the Donald Felton Memorial Award by the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Bain Scholarship Competition and Travel Gran Competition at Indiana University among many others.
Born in South Korea, Jung-Nan Yoon received her Bachelor Degree at the Korea National University of Arts, the Artist Diploma under Costanza Cuccaro at the Jacobs School of Music Indiana University, and the Opera Study Diploma at the Santa Cecilia Academia Opera in Italy. Currently Ms. Yoon is completing her Artist Diploma in Opera Study with Edith Bers and Marlena Malas at the Juilliard School, where she was awarded the Alice Tully Scholarship.