MC 14 – Nelly Miricioiu and Yun Park

06 augustus 2013

*Nelly Miricioiu*
Hailed as a singing-actress, Nelly is one of the most versatile artists of our day. Her repertoire extends from Mozart and bel canto to Verdi, Puccini and the verismo to modern italian opera Respighi and Zandonai, taking in French and Russian composers too. As Rodney Milnes wrote in Opera Magazine “this extroadinary diva can sing anything and sing it well “.
Since her Covent Garden debut in 1982 as Nedda in I Pagliacci opposite John Vickers, Piero Cappuccili and Thomas Allen and the 1983 triumphant La Scala debut as Lucia di Lammermoor, Nelly has been heard in all major opera houses of the world. She has worked with some of the most prestigious conductors and directors (in leading roles that include Tosca with Jose Carreras, Jose Cura, Neil Schicoff), Mimi (with Placido Domingo), Violetta in La Traviata (with Franco Bonisolli, Roberto Alagna, Renato Bruson, Alfredo Kraus) and opposite many other leading artists of the day. It was the bel canto repertoire and her dedication to rediscovering forgotten operas where Nelly found her niche. Universally acclaimed for her luscious sound, beautifully constructed technique and exceptional theatrical stage presence, Michael Davdison wrote about her in an article in Opera Magazine: “The highly individual timbre of Miricioiu’s voice, her imagination and intensity, her exceptional range and sense of timing make for a unique talent. ”

*Yun Park* (1979) – soprano – Republic of Korea
Education: Bachelor’s Degree Han-Yang University, Korea, with Hyae-Wook Ko (2004), Bachelor’s degree Royal Conservatory, The Hague, with Maria Acda (2007), Master’s degree Conservatory of Amsterdam with Valérie Guillorit (2009). Prizes: 1st and 2nd Prize National Student Competition Jeonju University (1996). Repertory: Cleopatra Giulio Cesare (Händel), Damigella L’incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi),Krönungsmesse (Mozart), Ariettes Oubliées (Debussy).

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