Shin Youngok


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 Shin Youngok's Early life and education

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 Shin Youngok's Career

Shin made her opera debut as Susanna inLe nozze di Figaroin the 1989 Spoleto Festival USA . Shin has appeared regularly at the Metropolitan Opera since 1991 in a variety of roles including Gilda inRigoletto(including two international radio broadcasts), title role inLucia di Lammermoor, Zerlina inDon Giovanni, Elvira inI Puritani, Oscar inUn Ballo in Mascherawith and Adina inL’Elisir D’Amore, the title role of Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol, the Nightingale in L’Enfant et les Sortileges among others. She has also sung in the Metropolitan Opera’s New Year’s Eve Millennium Gala, the 2001 Gala honoring Giuseppe Verdi and the World Trade Center Relief Benefit. In 2005 and 2006, she sang Un Ballo in Maschera at the Metropolitan Opera in addition to Lucia di Lammermoor and Rigoletto. She sang the title role of Braunfels’ Die Vogel at the Spoleto Festival USA. Upcoming roles at the Metropolitan Opera in the 2006–07 season included Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo. She will sing Lakme with Minnesota Opera and in 2008, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette for Baltimore. At the Metropolitan Opera she has sung with some of the world’s leading conductors and singers including James Levine, James Conlon, Nello Santi, Edoardo Muller, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Juan Pons, Carlo Guelfi, Leo Nucci, Marilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey, among others.

In addition to her Metropolitan Opera commitments in the past several seasons she has also sung Giulietta in Bellini’s Capuletti ed I Montecchi at the festival in Tenerife, Spain, sang at the Baltimore Opera as Lucia and as Gilda, and debuted as Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera for Washington Opera. For 2002–03 she returned to Baltimore for the new productions of Lakme and Rigoletto before going to the Paris Opera for the world premiere of Pascal Dusapin’s Perela, l’Homme de Fumée and the Minnesota Orchestra for the Mahler 8th, both conducted by James Conlon.

Other recent engagements include La Sonnambula in a new production at Paris’ Opera Comique, Lucia di Lammermoor in Detroit with Michigan Opera Theatre, and her first performances of Liu in Turandot at the Bratislava Spring Festival. She also returned to Los Angeles for a gala performance at the Los Angeles Music Center.

Miss Shin has also appeared at the Bastille Opera in Paris as Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera and as Gilda in Rigoletto, the Royal Opera Covent Garden as Gilda, Cologne Opera as Despina in Così fan tutte, Canadian Opera Company as Gilda and Lucia, L'Opera de Nice as Aminta in Il Re Pastore and as Elvira in I Puritani, Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile and the Liceo in Barcelona as Leila in Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania in the title role of Bianca e Fernando, New York City Opera as the Princess in L’Enfant et les Sortileges, the Spoleto Festivals in Charleston and in Italy as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, New Jersey State Opera and Florentine Opera as Lucia and the Monterrey Mexico Music Festival as Adina.

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 Shin Youngok's Repertoire

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 Shin Youngok's Recordings

  • 1991 -《Bianca e Fernando》(Nuova Era)
  • 1995 -《Vocalise》(Samsung Classics)
  • 1996 -《Ave Maria》(Samsung Classics)
  • 1997 -《A Dream》(Samsung Classics)
  • 1998 -《My Romance》(Samsung Classics)
  • 2000 -《Sacred Songs》(Yedang Classics)
  • 2001 -《White Christmas》(Yedang Classics)
  • 2003 -《My Songs》(Universal Music)
  • 2004 -《Chansons d'Amour Live in Seoul, 2003》(Universal Music)
  • 2004 -《The Ultimate Secret Garden》(Universal Music)
  • 2006 -《Love Duets》(Universal Music)
  • 2008 -《Cinématique》(Universal Music)
  • 2009 -《Songs from My Heart》(Universal Music)
  • 2009 -《The Iron Empress [OST]》(Pony Canyon)
  • 2010 -《Love & Peace》(Universal Music)
  • 2010 -《James Levine: Celebrating 40 Years at the Met: L'enfant et les sortilèges》(Decca)
  • 2012 -《Suffering and Victory》(Universal Music)
  • 2012 -《My Story: The Very Best of Youngok Shin》(Universal Music)

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 Shin Youngok's DVDs

  • 1990 -《Semiramide》(Image Entertainment)
  • 2003 -《Big Concert 2003 with José Carreras & Youngok Shin》(Spectrum)

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 Shin Youngok's Books

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 Shin Youngok's Awards and honors

  • 1983 – Winner of Aspen Vocal Competition, USA
  • 1990 – Winner of Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition, USA
  • 1990 – Winner of Loren Zachary Vocal Competition, USA
  • 1990 – Winner of MEF Competition, USA
  • 1992 – Hong Nanpa Memorial Award, South Korea
  • 1995 – Decorated with the Order of Culture Merit, South Korea
  • 2000 – Woon Kyung Foundation Award, South Korea

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 Shin Youngok's Family and personal life

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 Shin Youngok's References

  1. Lee Hyo-won, "'Music is Food for Soul': Soprano Shin Young-ok", Korea Times, 12 April 2007
  2. Cummings, David (ed), "Youngok Shin", International Who's Who in Classical Music 2003, Europa Publications, p. 885
  3. Youngok Shin on the MetOpera Database
  4. Musicians Club of New York List of past winners of the Olga Koussevitzky Young Artists Award Archived 2009-06-19 at the Wayback Machine.

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