Fall 2019 Concert Soloists

YoonGeong Lee, soprano 

YoonGeong-Lee, sorpano

As a 2014 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions San Francisco district, this is her second time of singing with BCCO. YoonGeong Lee sang soprano solos from Mendelssohn’s St. Paul with BCCO in 2018. She made her debut at Davies Symphony Hall as a soprano soloist from from Carmina Burana with San Francisco Symphony Chorus in 2017. She also sang soprano solos from Poulenc's Gloria at Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University with Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

Ms. Lee was a soprano fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2011 and 2012 and she received the Grace B. Jackson Prize-a prize awarded to one outstanding vocal fellow in 2012. Her numerous awards include the 3rd place of 26th National Opera Association Vocal Competition, and Italo Tajo Memorial Award of CCM Opera Scholarship Competition.

Ms. Lee holds a Bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University summa cum laude, and earned a Master’s and Doctoral degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She was a former AGMA member of San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

She is currently living in Seoul, Korea and enjoying her teaching at Sejong University (Seoul) and Seoul Arts High School. Recently, she did her first solo recital at Yongsan Arts 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 production of Cosi fan tutti 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 in which she was noted for her “…imperious but good hearted…” Baba which she sang with “musical luster.”(Joshua Kosman/San Francisco Chronicle) Ms. Maguire was honored to return to her alma mater in May 2018 as a guest artist, performing the role of Die Hexe in Yale Opera’s production of Hänsel und Gretel. Other operatic performances include Dulcinée (Don Quichotte), Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), the Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Elizabeth Proctor (The Crucible – Cover), Nancy (Albert Herring), Katisha (The Mikado), and Jo (Little Women). Ms. Maguire’s theatrical roles include Mrs. Lovitt (Sweeny 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 3rd Symphony with New Haven Symphony. This summer she will make her Wagnerian debut as Mary in Der fliegende Holländer with the Miami Wagner Festival. 
 
Ms. Maguire has been awarded several competition prizes from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Jensen Foundation, the Opera Birmingham Competition, The Vero Beach/Deborah Voigt International Vocal Competition, and Vero Beach Opera’s Rising Stars Competition.

 
 

Andrew Turner, tenor

Andrew Turner, tenor, BCCO Fall 2019 concertAndrew Turner is a native of Tacoma, WA and was recently seen performing the role of Parpignol in La Bohème with the Des Moines Metro Opera in their 47th Summer Season. He has a performed a variety of lead and supporting roles including Camille de Rosillon in The Merry Widow with Washington State University Opera, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Rodolfo in La Boheme and Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia with the Lyric theater at Illinois. He was invited as a special guest to perform alongside Nathan and Julie Gunn in their concert Nathan & Julie Gunn and Friends presents: An Evening on Broadway and American Song at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. As a soloist, Turner premiered with the University of Illinois’ Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Mass in C, 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 be joining Opera Iowa in the spring of 2020 and returning to Des Moines Metro Opera next summer for their 48th Season. 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. Recent 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 which featured music of medieval Iberia. 2018 also saw his solo debut with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah. In the 2019-2020 season, Mr. Vogel will make solo debuts with the Yale Choral Artists, and the Grammy award-winning ensemble Apollo’s Fire, and joins the rosters of The Thirteen, and Grammy-nominated True Concord. Edward recently received a Master of Music degree 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, Mr. Vogel 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.

 

Fall 2019 Concert Soloists | Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra

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