BA Sociology, Spring 2014
Korean-American mezzo soprano ALICE CHUNG has been praised for being a “force of nature” (SFCV) and "soaring with impressive power (KCMetropolis)." Ms. Chung was recently seen in San Francisco, participating in the prestigious Merola Opera Program. She sang excerpts of 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 coming spring, Ms. Chung will be singing the role of Giovanna (Rigoletto), and this summer, she will be returning to Central City to cover Azucena in Il trovatore.