Jung Nan Yoon
Jung Nan Yoon was born in South Korea, where she debuted in 2001 at Seoul Arts Center Opera as Donna Anna, followed by the Mozart roles of the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, and Pamina in The Magic Flute. Many other roles followed, including the Puccini heroines Cio-Cio San in Madame Butterfly and Mimì in La Bohème, as well as Violetta in La Traviata. She gained her international education from studying art at Seoul University in Korea, followed by a Diploma in Voice at Indiana University, USA. She also completed vocal studies under Renata Scotto at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and recently took a second diploma at Juilliard School in New York, where she also became an Alice Tully scholar. Jung Nan Yoon has played Liù in Turandot at the Braunschweig Opera in Germany (2011) and the roles of Ok Hwa in the opera Return Voyage at the Korean Yeosu Expo Music festival, Mimì in La Bohème at the Seoul Open Air Opera and Madame Butterfly at Flensburg Landestheater, Germany. Jung Nan Yoon has won several awards, including the Theatre Colon Competition, the Tchaikovsky Competition, the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Belgium), the International Maria Callas Grand Prix (Greece), the Audience Choice Award at the Houston Grand Opera in Texas, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Donald Felton Memorial Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters.