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August 18, 2021

Role debut for Hera at the Canadian Opera Company

Hera makes her Canadian Opera Company debut as Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, in Amy Lane’s production conducted by Jader Bignamini. The opening night for supporters is 29th October, and the performance will be streamed internationally the following evening. Hera’s character sings ‘O mio babbino caro,’ one of the world’s most beloved arias.

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August 13, 2021 

OperaLife Exclusive Interview

“I think that all stereotypes, by their very nature, are negative and have the potential to do harm, so I would like to see them proven wrong by everyone, in the way they behave and in the way they treat others.”

Read the full interview in Italian here

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(c) Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Marcus Ebener
July 28, 2021 | Staatsoper Berlin, Berlin

Another role debut for Hera announced

26 February - 12 March 2022

Hera’s season of role debuts continues with Donizetti’s sparkling ingenue Adina in performances that will also mark her debut at Berlin Staatsoper. The celebrated opera buffa L’elisir d’amore is brought to life under the musical direction of Speranza Scappucci and director Percy Adlon.

More information and tickets here.

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July 13, 2021 | Metropolitan Opera, New York

Role debut for Hera at New York’s Metropolitan Opera

10 December 2021 – 5 January 2022

Hera adds another role to her repertoire list when she opens as Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Metropolitan Opera in New York this December. Singing some of Mozart’s most beautiful music for the voice, the role of Pamina is the perfect showcase for Hera’s artistry. She’ll be joined by Matthew Polenzani as Tamino and Rolando Villazón singing his first Papageno. Dame Jane Glover conducts.

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July 7, 2021 | Palais Garnier, Paris

‘7 Deaths of Maria Callas’ comes to Paris 

1 - 4 September 2021

Iconic performance artist Marina Abramović’s creation ‘7 Deaths of Maria Callas’ is her tribute to the legendary soprano with Hera playing one of Callas’s greatest characters, Violetta from Verdi’s La Traviata. After its triumphant debut at the Bavarian State Opera, the production now moves to Paris’s Palais Garnier – a theatre will strong connections to Callas in what will be one of the major theatrical events of the Autumn.

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June 14, 2021 | Opus Klassik

Three Opus Klassik Awards for Hera

Hera has been nominated for three Opus Klassik Awards: Young Artist of the Year (Singer), Solo Song Album of the Year ‘I Am Hera’ her debut solo recording for Deutsche Grammophon, and Innovative Concert of the Year for her participation in DG’s Yellow Lounge Concert for International Women’s Day 2021.

The Opus Klassik Awards is the most high-profile classical music awards in Germany, with this year’s winners being announced on 10 October 2021 at the Konzerthaus Berlin.

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May 21, 2021 | Dailian 데일리안

한국가곡으로 스페인 ‘들었다 놨다’...박혜상 리사이틀 기립박수

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May 21, 2021 | New Daily 뉴데일리

소프라노 박혜상, 스페인 데뷔 무대 성황 "놀라움의 연속"

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May 20, 2021 | Opera Actual

De Corea a España, pasando por Mozart

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May 18, 2021 | SUNNews 썬뉴스

소프라노 박혜상, 스페인 데뷔 공연 성황리 개최

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May 5, 2021 | Docenotas

La soprano coreana Hera Hyesang Park ofrece un recital en el Auditorio Nacional

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April, 2021 | Opera Actual

La soprano coreana Hera Hyesang Park debutará en mayo en España

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May, 2020 | OperaWire

How Internal Transformation Transcends the Voice – Soprano Hera Hyesang Park on Her Spiritual Journey, New Album Signing

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May, 2020 | Deutsche Grammophon

A Free Spirit — Hera Hyesang Park joins Deutsche Grammophon

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May, 2020 | OperaWire

Hera Hyesang Park Signs with Deutsche Grammophon

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May, 2020 | Gramophone

DG signs South Korean soprano Hera Hyesang Park

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May, 2020 | KlassikAkzente

Neue DG Exklusivkünstlerin – Sopranistin Hera Hyesang Park

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February, 2020 | Opera Life Magazine

Intervista Esclusiva: Hera Hyesang Park

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October, 2019 | Vogue Korea

Interview: The Aria of Friendship

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May 29, 2019 | The Independent

Il barbiere di Siviglia, Glyndebourne Festival Opera Review

Hera Hyesang Park’s (...) voice and demeanour cause the audience to take her to their hearts.

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May 22, 2019 | Express

Opera review: Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Glyndebourne Festival

'The best of all was South Korean soprano Hera Hyesang Park whose performance as Rosina was stunningly good.

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May 21, 2019 | The Times

Review: Il barbiere di Siviglia at Glyndebourne

Her singing as Rossini’s determinedly provocative heroine Rosina is indeed phenomenal.

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May 21, 2019 | Financial Times

Il barbiere di Siviglia at Glyndebourne – the humour comes through, eventually

Best among them is the young soprano Hera Hyesang Park, whose Rosina, part-coquette, part moody adolescent, is as beguiling musically as she is theatrically, making pristine work of the coloratura.

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May 20, 2019 | Bach Track

Laughter returns to Seville: a sparkling Barbiere revival at Glyndebourne

Park’s spitfire Rosina was both stroppy teen and charmer, her big smile and splendid technique winning over the audience.

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May 20, 2019 | The Stage

Il Barbiere di Siviglia review at Glyndebourne – ‘madcap staging and world-class performances’

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May 19, 2019 | Classical Source

Review: Barbiere di Siviglia

Hera Hyesang Park’s Rosina is probably the standout assumption, an exceptional role debut in this house. Possessed of a voice of gorgeous timbres, dazzling technical ability allied to evident musical sensitivity and a strong presence she lights up the stage. She brings Rosina the minx to life as most singers of the role can, but there is also an element of vulnerability and pathos that adds flesh and blood to the character. Her comic timing is adept, and the singing-lesson vocal antics and embellishments are hilarious. One of the finest moments is using the short storm interlude of the second Act as a visual depiction of Rosina’s feelings of anger, desperation and frustration, which Park acts well.

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November, 2018 | Opera News Magazine

18 to Watch: Hyesang Park

“If one person is listening to my music, that is enough. If one person is getting something from me, then I’m doing my best.”

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November 2, 2018 | Review

Recital Review:
Hyesang Park at Alice Tully Hall NY

Ms. Park knows how to work her prodigious skills such that they become art. Every song was given her full involvement. Phrasing always honored the intent of poet and composer. Exquisite control of dynamics lent variety and she used every color on her vocal palette.

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October 26, 2018 | Review

Concert Review:
‘Hyesang Park’ at Vocal Arts DC

She was able to switch from sensual and mournful in Gabriel Fauré to the more delicate sounds of Reynaldo Hahn. The first part of the program was innocent and sad and flirtatious. She sang this part in a beautiful golden gown.

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October 25, 2018 | Review

Soprano Park makes charismatic Washington debut with Vocal Arts DC

Park’s voice is exceedingly clean in terms of intonation and tone, a beautifully contained vibrato never obscuring the center of the pitch. She opened strong with a pair of challenging arias by Purcell, which suited her instrument the best of everything on the program.

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October 15, 2018 | Review

Seelendrama: Der Rundfunk-Chor mit Gioachino Rossinis “Sigismondo”

...especially the Korean Hyesang Park (soprano), who, as the wife of Aldimira of the mentally unstable Polish king, blessed with dramatic fire as well as soulful gentleness and confidently mastered all the impositions of the virtuoso Rossini idiom.

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October 3, 2018 | Review

“L’Elisir d’Amore”, Macau, 30 September

...The production boasted another Operalia winner in Hyesang Park who sang Gianetta: she needs to perkily deliver the news of Nemorino’s inheritance and then soar above the chorus in the following ensemble. The audience was lucky to have Park in the cast in what may well prove to be an “I remember when…” moment.

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September 12, 2018 | Press

40 under 40: A New Generation of Superb Opera Singers

Hyesang Park, a Korean soprano, has seen her voice evolve from high coloratura to a more lyric instrument. She has been part of the Lindemann program at the Met and studied at Juilliard. Her calendar includes Musetta in La Bohème and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

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July, 2018 | Press

2018 Awardee: Hyesang Park

This summer, she performs Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos at Glyndebourne Festival and debuts at Bayerische Staatsoper as Despina in Così fan tutte. Last season, in her native South Korea, she performed a concert with Plácido Domingo and the role of Juliette in Roméo and Juliette. Previously, she sang Amina in the MET+Juilliard production of La Sonnambula and Fiorilla in Juilliard Opera’s production of Il Turco in Italia.

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May 15, 2018 | Interview

Hyesang Park, soprano: “The MIMC really helped me develop my career”

As the Montreal International Musical Competition (MIMC) is fast approaching, this is the time of year when we remember the competitors of past years that dazzled us. Soprano Hyesang Park was among those who scored Montreal in the singing category by winning the second prize and the Audience Award in 2015. We met her while she was passing a few months ago.

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May 14, 2018 | Review

Soprano Park brings grace and charm to Coral Gables recital

Cuatro madrigales amatorios by Joaquín Rodrigo demonstrated Park’s vocal bona fides and intimate charm. “Con qué lavaré” harks back to Renaissance and Baroque modes and here Park’s gleaming timbre and bright sonority were deployed in a stylish and restrained manner. She delivered the more animated “De dónde venis, amore,” with gutsy flair. In “De los álamos vengo, madre,” the most famous of the songs in the cycle, Park’s control throughout her entire range, beauty of tone and charismatic stage manner recalled the greatest interpreter of this repertoire, Victoria de los Angeles.

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May, 2018 | News

Vocal Arts DC presents Hyesang Park, Soprano, in Recital

Soprano Hyesang Park, a recent alumna of Juilliard and the Metropolitan Opera's prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, has racked up recent wins in Plácido Domingo's Operalia in London, Belgium's Queen Elisabeth Competition, and the Montreal International Music Competition. Accompanied by pianist Ken Noda, Park's program includes selections by Henry Purcell, Joaquin Rodrigo, Clara Schumann, Reynaldo Hahn, Gabriel Fauré, Francis Poulenc, Maurice Ravel, and Enrique Granados.

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Jan, 2018 | Interview

Q & A: Soprano Hyesang Park on Brahms’ German Requiem & Falling in Love With Opera

Soprano Hyesang Park is a star on the rise. Currently represented by IMG Artists, the South Korean artist has amassed a tremendous career to this point.
Not only has she been a part of the Met Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Program and won the coveted Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award, but she has also appeared in a number of major opera houses around the world, including the Met, Bayerische Staatsoper, and Glyndebourne Festival.

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Mar 18, 2017 | Press

Neighborhood Concert:
Hyesang Park, Soprano
Ken Noda, Piano

South Korean coloratura soprano Hyesang Park’s “melting sound and gleaming top notes” (The New York Times) perfectly complement her dramatic prowess. A star of the Korean National Opera and a graduate of The Juilliard School, Park has performed leading roles in Rossini’s Il turco in Italia, Bellini’s La sonnambula, and Caballero’s zarzuela Chateau Margaux.

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Mar 5, 2017 | News

Recital at Motreal

A native of South Korea, coloratura soprano Hyesang Park captivated the Montreal public
in 2015 by winning second prize as well as the Prix du public at the Montreal International Music Competition. With a master’s degree from the prestigious Juilliard School of Music and a contract with IMG Management, Hyesang Park is also a participant in the Lindemann Young Artist program at New York’s Metropolitain Opera. Montreal concert-goers are eagerly awaiting her return to the city with this recital.

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Dec 4, 2016 | Interview

Young opera soprano returns home to star as Juliet prior to Met Opera debut

“Taking on the role of Shakespeare’s Juliet, one of the things that I really focused my concentration on is studying the works of Shakespeare. Of course everyone already knows the tale of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ but I really wanted to delve deeper into the play, not just focusing on the music,” Park explained, during an interview with The Korea Herald at the Seoul Arts Center on Thursday.

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Jul 25, 2015 | Press

Plácido Domingo’s OPERALIA The World Opera Competition

Like the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, the Operalia is an extremely significant and prestigious competition for aspiring young opera stars and was founded in 1993 by Plácido Domingo to help singers ‘flourish internationally’. There are serious cash prizes and two Rolex watches on offer as well as a potentially major career boost for the 11 opera finalists; five of them were also Zarzuela finalists. Hye Sang Park from South Korea took home second prize and the Zarzuela prize for her extended performance.

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