Yeseul Choi

Yeseul Choi

Yeseul Choi is a Korean soprano. She was born in 1989 and gained her master’s degree from the Seoul College of Music. After moving to the USA, she studied first at the new England Conservatory; she is now continuing her studies at the Mannes School of Music in New York. She has sung the roles of Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Barbarina and Susanna in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen and Pamina in Mozart’s Magic Flute in New York student productions. She has appeared as a soloist with a number of Korean orchestras and has won first prize in two competitions in her native country, the Ewha Kyunghyang Music Competition and the Haneum Competition.

Repertoire

Preliminary round  
J.S. Bach  Magnificat – Quia respexit
H. Wolf Er ist's (Mörike)
S. Rahmaninov Ne poi, krasavitsa, pri mne (Puškin)
G. Donizetti  Don Pasquale: “Quel guardo il cavaliere” (Norina)
   
Semifinals  
J. Sibelius Var det en dröm? (Wecksell)
F. Liszt Oh! quand je dors (Hugo)
  Enfant, si j’étais roi (Hugo)
  Comment, disaient-ils (Hugo)
V. Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi: “Oh! quante volte” (Giuletta)
   
Final  
G. Rossini Le comte Ory: “En proie à la tristesse” (Countess Adele)
W. A. Mozart Zaïde: “Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben” (Zaïde)

 

Preliminary round