Born in South Korea, Haegee Lee trained at Seoul National University and the Conservatoire National de Région Pierre Barbizet, Marseille. She now studies with Isabelle Vernet. Her awards include First Prize in the Concours de Bach, Marseilles, and Second Prize in the first Korean Classical Singers Association International Vocal Competition, Seoul.
Between 2017 and 2019, Haegee Lee was a member of the the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where she sang the roles of Frasquita Carmen, Sandman Hänsel und Gretel, Papagena Die Zauberflöte and Xenia Boris Godunov, as well as appearing in the annual Summer Performances as Elvira L’Italiana in Algeri, Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos and Gilda Rigoletto. She also covered roles including Micaëla La Tragédie de Carmen, Marie La Fille du Régiment, Donna Anna Don Giovanni and Azema Semiramide.
Her current engagements include Marzelline Fidelio with Oxford Philharmonic, Frasquita Carmen and Gilda Rigoletto for Welsh National Opera and concerts with the Heart to Heart Orchestra (the first orchestra of youth with developmental disabilities in Korea) conducted by John Lubbock OBE at Dorchester Abbey and St John’s, Smith Square.
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Frasquita: Carmen / Royal Opera, London
“There was good support from Haegee Lee as Frasquita and Aigul Akhmetshina as Mercédès – both dancing their socks off...
“...vibrant singing from Haegee Lee...”
Sandman: Hänsel und Gretel / Royal Opera, London
“Haegee Lee’s beautifully sung Sandman...”
“...exquisitely sung by Haegee Lee.”
“Haegee Lee was the silver-toned Sandman.”
“Cameos from Haegee Lee as the Sandman and Christina Gansch as the Dew-Fairy offer further moments of visual and vocal enchantment.”
Xenia: Boris Godunov / Royal Opera, London
“This was a Boris with no weak links, cast from depth, other impressive performances coming from Jette Parker Young Artist, Haegee Lee and treble, Joshua Abrams, as the doomed ruler’s children.”
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Zerbinetta: Ariadne auf Naxos / Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2018
“...a delightfully bubbly blond bombshell of a Zerbinetta – dolled up in rose pink – from Haegee Lee.”
Seen and Heard International
“Haegee Lee’s playful Zerbinetta provided the vocal fireworks...”
Gilda: Rigoletto Act 1 / Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2019
“...with Haegee Lee taking the vocal honours in an impeccably sung ‘Caro nome’.”
“An excerpt from Act 1 of Verdi’s Rigoletto was considerably elevated by South Korean soprano Haegee Lee’s terrific rendition of Gilda’s ‘Caro Nome.’ This was a measured and confidently crafted performance which communicated character and feeling most impressively.”
“Soprano Haegee Lee briefly stopped the show with her vocal fireworks in Verdi’s Rigoletto.”