Fall 2019 Concert Soloists

YoonGeong Lee, soprano 

YoonGeong-Lee, sorpano

A 2014 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (San Francisco district), YoonGeong Lee is performing for the second time with BCCO. She was the soprano soloist with BCCO for Mendelssohn’s St. Paul in 2018. YoonGeong made her debut at Davies Symphony Hall as a soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus in 2017. In 2016 she was the soprano soloist in Poulenc's Gloria at Bing Concert Hall, where she performed with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus.

YoonGeong was a soprano fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2011 and 2012, where she received the Grace B. Jackson Prize, which is awarded to one outstanding vocal fellow each year. Her numerous awards include third place in the 26th National Opera Association Vocal Competition and the Italo Tajo Memorial Award in the CCM Opera Scholarship Competition (University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music).

YoonGeong holds a bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and she earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in vocal performance from CCM. She was a former AGMA member in the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

YoonGeong is currently living in Seoul, Korea, where she enjoys teaching at Sejong University (Seoul) and Seoul Arts High School. She recently held her first solo recital at Yongsan Art Hall in Korea and released her first commercial digital recording.

Please visit her website, www.yoongeonglee.com, for more information.


Anne Maguire, alto

Anne Maguire, alto, BCCO Fall 2019 concertMezzo-soprano Anne Maguire, whose voice is easily recognized for its “dark” and “opulent” timbre has distinguished herself in houses across the country as a powerful and compelling artist. In fall 2018, audiences saw her as Dorabella in Opera in the Heights's production of Cosi fan tutte, where she was praised for her “velvet” tone (Pin Lim, Houston Press). During the summer of 2018, as a Merola Opera artist, Anne performed the role of Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress; she was noted for singing her “imperious but goodhearted” Baba with “musical luster” (Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle). Anne was honored to return to her alma mater in May 2018 as a guest artist, performing the role of Die Hexe (The Witch) in Yale Opera’s production of Hänsel und Gretel. Other operatic performances include Dulcinée (Don Quichotte), Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Elizabeth Proctor (The Crucible, cover), Nancy (Albert Herring), Katisha (The Mikado), and Jo (Little Women). Anne's theatrical roles include Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd) and The Witch (Into the Woods). Earlier this year she returned as a guest artist in Yale Opera’s production of Eugene Onegin and made her house and role debut with Utah Opera as Third Lady in Mozart's Magic Flute. She also debuted as a soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and made her Wagnerian debut as Mary in Der fliegende Holländer with the Miami Music Festival's Wagner Institute.
Anne has been awarded several competition prizes from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Jensen Foundation, the Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition, The Vero Beach / Deborah Voigt International Vocal Competition, and Vero Beach Opera’s Rising Stars Competition.
For more information, please visit annemaguiremusic.com.


Andrew Turner, tenor

Andrew Turner, tenor, BCCO Fall 2019 concertAndrew Turner is a native of Tacoma, Washington. He was recently seen performing the role of Parpignol in La bohème with the Des Moines Metro Opera in its 47th Summer Festival. He has performed a variety of lead and supporting roles including Camille de Rosillon in The Merry Widow with Washington State University Opera, and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Rodolfo in La bohème, and Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia with the Lyric Theatre in Illinois. He was invited as a special guest to perform alongside Nathan and Julie Gunn in their concert Nathan and Julie Gunn and Friends: An Evening on Broadway and American Song at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. As a soloist, Andrew premiered with the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Mass in C major; with the Oratorio Society in Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil; and with the Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana in C. P. E. Bach’s Magnificat, J. S. Bach’s Jesu, meine freude, and Handel’s Messiah. He will join Opera Iowa in the spring of 2020 and return to Des Moines Metro Opera next summer for its 48th Summer Festival. Andrew received his bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and his master’s degree from the University of Illinois.


Edward Vogel, bass

Edward Vogel, bass, BCCO Fall 2019 concert

Described by Opera News as “accomplished, stylistically informed,” and “sonorous,” baritone Edward Vogel possesses a diverse repertoire spanning over ten centuries. Performances in 2018 included a role in Leonard Bernstein’s opera A Quiet Place, and the world premiere of a symphonic work by Michael Gandolfi, both with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Bach cantatas under the baton of John Harbison; and a solo recital that featured music of medieval Iberia. In 2018, Edward also made his solo debut with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah. In the 2019-20 season, he makes solo debuts with the Yale Choral Artists and the Grammy award-winning ensemble Apollo’s Fire, and he joins the rosters of The Thirteen and Grammy-nominated True Concord. Edward recently received a master's degree of music from the Yale School of Music, where he studied with tenor James Taylor. During his time at Yale, he appeared as a soloist with the Yale Schola Cantorum and the Yale Voxtet. He was also a featured soloist on an album of Christmas music by Heinrich Schütz, which will soon be released on the Hyperion label. Additionally, Edward holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he appeared in numerous operatic and concert productions, including Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Fauré’s Requiem, and Handel’s La resurrezione. He also participated in a successful recital tour with colleagues from Notre Dame, which featured songs from the rich history of American sacred music. Prior to his studies at Notre Dame, Edward sang for ten years with the Trinity Choir of Men and Boys in New Haven, Connecticut, where he received extensive training under the direction of R. Walden Moore, with whom he continues to collaborate.

For more information, please visit edwardvogelmusic.com.