Korean soprano Haeran Hong was recently named the International Queen Elizabeth Grand Prize winner. Her leading operatic roles have included Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Gilda in Rigoletto and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.
She initially joined the Metropolitan Opera, New York, as Crowned Child in Macbeth and returned in Robert Lepage’s production of Siegfried. Other performances with the Met have included Parsifal, Dialogues des Carmelites and Un ballo in maschera. With Juilliard Opera she has performed the title role of L’incoronazione di Poppea, Dalinda in Handel’s Ariodante and both Susanna and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro.
Concert engagements have included Bach’s Wass Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan and Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes with the La Jolla Summer Fest, Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 with the Aspen Music Festival, a concert with the Vienna Strauss Festival Orchestra in Korea, plus Rutter’s Mass of the Children and excerpts from Messiah with MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall. She recently made her début at the International Festival Echternach in Luxembourg where she performed with the Orchestre Phiharmonique du Luxembourg, and was invited to sing for Queen Paola Foundation’s Annual Christmas Concert in Belgium. She also travelled to Brazil for a series of recitals in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Korean National University of Arts, as well as a Master of Music Degree and Artistic Diploma in Opera Studies from The Juilliard School.