UCSB Alumna Alice Chung named Central City Opera Apprentice Artist

Alice ChungUCSB alumna Alice Chung (mezzo-soprano) will return to Central City Opera in Central City, Colorado this summer as an Apprentice Artist. Ms. Chung will cover the role of Azucena in Central City Opera's production of Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore July 14th through August 5th. Recent career highlights include singing the role of Giovanna (Rigoletto) for her final appearance as a Lyric Opera of Kansas City Young Artist and her performance of the alto solos in Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with the Kansas City Symphony. Ms. Chung will begin the Artist Diploma program at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia this fall.
 
Ms. Chung has been praised for being a “force of nature” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and "soaring with impressive power" (KC Metropolis). This past summer, Ms. Chung participated in the prestigious Merola Opera Program in San Francisco, where she sang excerpts from The Ballad of Baby Doe as Augusta Tabor and Cavalleria rusticana as Santuzza in the Schwabacher Summer Concert. This past fall, Ms. Chung performed the role of Madame Larina in the new production of Eugene Onegin with Lyric Opera of Kansas City. She also sang Die Hexe in Hänsel und Gretel at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Kansas City. Other roles include Eduige (Rodelinda), Sister Lillianne (Dead Man Walking), La zia Principessa and Zita (Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi), Mama McCourt (The Ballad of Baby Doe), Mrs. Grose (The Turn of the Screw), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Cecilia March (Little Women), and Mariana (Luisa Fernanda). Ms. Chung has also appeared with Pasadena Opera Guild, Opera Santa Barbara, OperaWorks, Chautauqua Opera, and Central City Opera. This spring, Ms. Chung sang the role of Giovanna (Rigoletto) for her final appearance as a Lyric Opera of Kansas City Young Artist. Ms. Chung received a minor in music and a BA in sociology in 2014 from UC Santa Barbara, where she studied voice with Professor Benjamin Brecher and Dr. Linda Di Fiore.
 
Learn more about Ms. Chung at www.alicechungmezzo.com
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