- Soprano Soloist - “Stabat Mater”
- “Madama Butterfly” - Cio-Cio-San
Praised by Opera News as a “gleaming, elegant and soaring toned” soprano with a “sunny” stage presence, native Korean Yunnie Park continues to thrill audiences in the lyric soprano repertoire. Ms. Park’s 2016 season included the role of Gilda in “Rigoletto” with Martha Cardona Opera, Euridice in “Orfeo ed Euridice” with Opera in the Heights, and Gilda in “Rigoletto” with Wichita Grand Opera. Upcoming engagements include Cio-Cio-San in “Madama Butterfly” and Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” with Wichita Grand Opera, and Liu in “Turandot” with Knoxville Opera.
Other recent engagements include her debut with the Wichita Grand Opera as Liu in “Turandot,” Adina in “L’Elisir d’Amore” with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance in New York City, her international debut in Pesaro, Italy as Mimi in “La Bohème,” preceded by her professional operatic debut in New York City as Magda in “La Rondine.” Ms. Park has participated in the prestigious Caramoor Festival covering the role of Gilda and singing the role of Giovanna in “Rigoletto,” and performances with University of Arizona’s Opera Theatre include Violetta in “La Traviata” and the title-role of “Suor Angelica.” In the fall of 2012 Yunnie was a selected soloist invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in the University of Arizona’s Collegiate Honors Recital.
Ms. Park earned her degree in vocal performance from the University of Arizona, under the tutelage of Faye Robinson. While pursuing her degree, she received the highest honors after winning the President’s Concerto Competition and claiming the coveted Igor Gorin Memorial Award. Nationally, she has been recognized by the Ben Matthews Vocal Competition, the National Opera Association, the Southern Arizona Opera Guild, the Chicago Lyric Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.