Soloist in concert Monday in Philadelphia
Sept. 8, 2001
PHILADELPHIA International soprano soloist Cho Lee will be featured in concert Monday at First United Methodist Church.
The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church.
A native of Korea, Lee received her master's degree from the Julliard School in 1996 and made her debut recital at Carnegie Weill Hall in New York. She was a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Lee placed first in the New Jersey State International Opera Competition in 1998, was the recipient of the Ebe Stignani's Gold Medal in the Altamura Caruso International Competition in Italy, and won second place in the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition.
Lee's recent performances include the roles of Amelia in "Simon Boccanegra," Desdemona in "Othello" and Mimi in "La Boheme" with the National Opera House in Seoul, Korea, as well as Violetta in "La Traviata" at the John Harms Theater in New Jersey.
As a recitalist, she has toured throughout Europe and appeared at the Northern Japan Pacific Music Festival.
A love offering will be received at the door, with proceeds going toward the rebuilding of the Choctaw United Methodist Indian Mission Church near the Pearl River Restoration. The church was destroyed by lightening several years ago.