Lee is a senior in the Auburn University Department of Music, pursuing a BM in vocal performance. She is a soprano, and has received numerous awards from the National Association of Teachers of Singing, where she is a two-time regional winner and national semifinalist. Lee has twice been named an “Emerging Artist” at Vann Vocal Institute in Montgomery, and she has performed numerous leading roles with the Auburn University Opera Workshop. In 2015, she was named one of four winners in the Auburn University biennial concerto competition. Lee intends to pursue a graduate degree in either music or music industry.
This program offers a glimpse of European, American, and Korean culture from the classical era to the present day through the genres of opera, art song, and folks song. The two operatic selections—“Ach, ich fühls” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “Je veux vivre” by Charles Gounod—compare and contrast two different kinds of operas: the late 18th-century German Singspiel and the mid 19th-century opéra lyrique. German, French, and American poetry is explored through art song settings by Johannes Brahms, Francis Poulenc, and Lori Laitman. Traditional Korean folk songs complete the program.
Featured performance: “Fiançailles pour rire, Dans l’herbe” Frances Poulenc (1899-1963)