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ALICE CHUNG

MEZZO-SOPRANO

BIOGRAPHY

American mezzo-soprano Alice Chung is rapidly being recognized for her "operatic tonal glamour" (parterre box) and being “a force of nature with a sound both powerful and appealing” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Ms. Chung’s 2023-2024 season commenced with a celebrated house début at Boston Lyric Opera as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, after which Opera News declared Ms. Chung “one of America’s most gifted young singers.” Other notable appearances include a return to Hawai’i Opera Theatre in An American Dream and a début with Houston Grand Opera in The Big Swim (world premiere). On the concert stage, Ms. Chung enjoyed a return engagement with the U.S. Naval Academy in Handel’s Messiah, accompanied by the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Last season’s engagements included a house and role début at Hawai’i Opera Theatre as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, covering the role of Granny Jia in Dream of the Red Chamber in San Francisco Opera’s co-production with the Hong Kong Arts Festival, along with a return to cover the role of Suzuki, and house débuts with Arizona Opera as the Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte and La mort in Le rossignol with West Edge Opera.


A graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts, Ms. Chung has also performed with Tulsa Opera, Central City Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Role credits include La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Ježibaba in Rusalka, Die Hexe in Hänsel und Gretel, Mrs. Grose in The Turn of the Screw, Larina in Eugene Onegin, and Mariana in Luisa Fernanda. On the concert stage, she has sung with the Kansas City Symphony, Bucks County Symphony, and the Naples Philharmonic at Artis-Naples. Concert credits include Duruflé’s Requiem, Saint-Saëns’s Oratorio de Noël, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, and Beethoven’s Fantasia and Mass in C Major. [read more...]

CRITICAL ACCLAIM


"... one of America's most gifted young singers..." – Opera News


Madama Butterfly – Academy of Vocal Arts graduate Alice Chung - one of America's most gifted young singers - sounded wonderful as Suzuki; as Christa Ludwig...one could have followed the whole tragedy through her impassioned performance.

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"...the voice rings out with grandeur..." – Parterre 


Il trovatore – Here, she sang Azucena’s “Condotta ell’era in ceppi” with an actual feel for the score’s intricacies—it is bel canto, as you said—and a riveting dramatic intensity.  in a long and famously outlandish melodramatic narrative, every word and emotion had specificity and punch, and the voice rings out with grandeur.

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"...commanding the stage..." – OperaWire


Madama Butterfly – Another graceful surprise was Alice Chung’s Suzuki... Chung’s mezzo tone is rich in lower harmonics, especially in the medium range of the voice. She is perfectly capable of commanding the stage in the most dramatic moments of the opera, especially in the final act. She is efficiently lyrical and tender when necessary.

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"...ringing, magisterial performance..." – San Francisco Chronicle 


Hamlet – “Hamlet” is a tough sell musically, but on this occasion it had a formidable advocate in the person of mezzo-soprano Alice Chung, whose ringing, magisterial performance as Gertrude — abetted by baritone Timothy Murray in the title role – lent Thomas’ limp score a soaring grandeur it might otherwise have lacked.

REPRESENTATIVES

Vanessa Uzan

Founder & President


Elliot Brown

Agent | Classical & Artist Promotion


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Agent | Classical & Concert

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