Korean-American mezzo soprano Alice Chung has been praised for her well-balanced chiaroscuro, and has distinguished herself as a dramatic and powerfully-moving performer, “. . .soaring with impressive power.” – KC Metropolis.
A second-year Performer’s Certificate student at the Conservatory of Music & Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Ms. Chung recently performed the role of Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte. This past summer, she performed in Verdi’s Macbeth and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin as a young artist with Chautauqua Opera. Past roles include Filipyevna (cover) from Eugene Onegin, Cecilia March from Adamo’s Little Women, Mariana from Luisa Fernanda, and Jan from Grease. Additional California credits include appearances with the Pasadena Opera Guild, Opera Santa Barbara, and OperaWorks.
Over the summer, Ms. Chung was one of the few to receive the Chautauqua Opera Guild Encouragement Award. She was also one of the few vocalists to win a scholarship from the 2015 Kansas City Musical Club Scholarship Competition. She was also the first vocalist to win the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Chamber Music Competition, competing with Brahms’s Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91. Also an avid promoter of contemporary music, Ms. Chung has collaborated with several composers, premiering new works at the Primavera Festival and Composer Concerts at UCSB.
In the spring, she will be performing the role of Mrs. Grose in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw with the UMKC Opera Theatre. Ms. Chung will also be joining the Lyric Opera of Kansas City for their production of Carmen, directed by former Opera Santa Barbara artistic director Jose Maria Condemi. This summer, Ms. Chung will be joining Central City Opera as a Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist, covering and performing the role of Mama McCourt in The Ballad of Baby Doe.