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Yeree Suh (Soprano)

Born: South Korea

The Korean soprano, Yeree Suh, commenced her training at the National University in Seoul before furthering her studies in Europe at Berlin’s Universität der Künste (studying with Professor Harald Stamm and graduating with distinction), with Regina Werner-Dietrich in Leipzig and with Gerd Türk at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

In 2003, Yeree Suh made her professional debut with René Jacobs at the Innsbrucker Festwochen as Ninfa in Monteverdi’s Orfeo, a role she repeated at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin in 2004 and at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien in 2007.

A prolific concert performer, Yeree Suh has performed together with Andreas Spering (Haydn’s L’isola disabitata/Silvia and George Frideric Handel’s Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno/La Belezza); with Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque Orchestra (G.F. Handel’s Apollo e Dafne); with Philippe Herreweghe (Felix Mendelssohn’s Ein Sommernachtstraum); with Ton Koopman and the DSO (Heinrich SchützDie sieben Worte); with René Jacobs (Monteverdi’s Madrigali); with both Frieder Bernius and Masaaki Suzuki (G.F. Handel’s Messiah); with the Münchner Symphoniker (Orff’s Carmina Burana and Gretel in the Prinzregenten Theater Munich), and with the Freiburg Bachorchester (Bruckner’s F-Moll Messe).

Particularly renowned for her exceptional interpretation of contemporary music, Yeree Suh sang the European premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s ‘with lilies white’ with Kent Nagano at the Berliner Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus Dortmund, and has performed in contemporary projects with the Ensemble Modern/Sian Edwards, London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Estoril Festival, with the Nieuw Ensemble at La biennale di Venezia, the London Sinfonietta/Baldur Broennimann at Settembre Musica, and with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov.

The 2008-2009 season saw Yeree Suh’s highly-acclaimed la Musica/Orfeo with Andrea Marcon at Theater Basel, a debut as Almirena in G.F. Handel’s Rinaldo at the National Theatre of Prague and her New York debut with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Susanna Mälkki at Lincoln Centre performing Ligeti’s the Mysteries of the macabre and Unsuk Chin’s Akrostichon-Wortspiel. Last season included performances of Bach Cantatas with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin throughout South Korea, a European tour of J.S. Bach’s Easter Oratorio (BWV 249) and assorted Cantatas with La Petite Bande and Sigiswald Kuijken, J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) with the Spanish Radio Orchestra/Rubén Dubrovsky as well as a return to Theater Basel in Wolfgang Rihm’s Ariadne Monologue and revivals of G.F. Handel’s Rinaldo at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Opéra de Rennes.

The 2010-2011 season opened with Pierre Boulez’s Pli selon Pli with the Bamberger Symphoniker and Jonathan Nott at Berlin’s Musikfest as part of the composer’s 85th birthday celebrations and further includes Hanspeter Kyburz’ choreographed opera Outis with the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris’ Cite de la Musique and at the Luzern Festival, the world premiere of Torsten Rasch’s Le Serpent Rouge with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Unsuk Chin’s Akrostichon-Wortspiel, also with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at London’s Barbican Hall and her debut as G.F. Handel’s Semele at the 2010 Beijing Festival.

Yeree Suh’s debut recording “Musik der Hamburger Pfeffersäcke” Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg was released to great acclaim in 2008 and this season (2010-2011) brings a second release as Belinda in Purcell’s Dido und Aeneas (Ambronay editions), conducted by Leonardo García-Alarcón.

“Yeree Suh not only showed physical expressiveness and devotion to her part, her soprano also displayed virtuoso singing of the highest order. A clear, firm timbre and elegant phrasing: ‘beautiful’ singing in the traditional sense presented to its best advantage. Her breath control was astonishing…” - Das Opernglas (November 2009)


Source: IMG Artists Website (October 2010)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2011)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Georg Christoph Biller

Soprano

Radio: BWV 132

Sigiswald Kuijken

Soprano

BWV 6, BWV 52, BWV 60, BWV 116, BWV 134, BWV 140, BWV 249

Links to other Sites

Yeree Suh - Soprano (IMG Artists)
Biography Yeree Suh (William Reinert Associates)

Soprano Yeree Suh (Bachkantaten in der Predigerkirche) [German]

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