BiographyGuest of the National Theatre Opera.
Soprano Yeree Suh made her Professional Debüt with René Jacobs at the Innsbrucker Festwochen as Ninfa in Monteverdi’s Orfeo in 2003, a role she repeated at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin in 2004 and at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien in 2007. Since her debut she has established herself internationally as one of the most versatile and sought after singers in Baroque repertoire and Contemporary music.
Yeree Suh commenced her training at the Seoul National University with Professor Hyunjoo Yun before furthering her studies in Europe at Berlin’s Universität der Künste (studying Opera with Professor Harald Stamm and graduating with distinction), with Professor Regina Werner-Dietrich in Leipzig and with Professor Gerd Türk at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Baroque Vocal). A prolific concert performer, Yeree Suh has performed together with Andreas Spering (Haydn’s L’isola disabitata/Silvia and Händel’s Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno/La Belezza); with Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque Orchestra (Händel’s Apollo e Dafne); with Philippe Herreweghe (Mendelssohn’s Ein Sommernachtstraum); with Ton Koopman and the DSO (Schütz, Die sieben Worte); with René Jacobs (Monteverdi, Madrigali); with both Frieder Bernius and Masaaki Suzuki (Händel’s Messiah); with the Münchner Symphoniker (Orff, Carmina Burana and Haensel und Gretel/Gretel in the Prinzregenten Theater Munich), and with the Freiburg Bachorchester (Bruckner’s F-Moll Messe). Last season included performances of Bach Cantatas with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin throughout South Korea, a European tour of Bach’s Easter Oratorio and assorted Cantatas with La Petite Bande and Sigiswalk Kuijken, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Spanish Radio Orchestra/Rubén Dubrovsky as well as a return to Theater Basel in Wolfgang Rihm’s Ariadne Monologue.
Particularly renowned for her exceptional interpretation of contemporary music, Yeree Suh sang the European premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s ‘with lilies white’ with Kent Nagano at the Berliner Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus Dortmund, and has performed in contemporary projects with the Ensemble Modern/Sian Edwards, London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Estoril Festival, with the Nieuw Ensemble at La biennale di Venezia, the London Sinfonietta/Baldur Broennimann at Settembre Musica, and with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov. For her New York debut with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Susanna Mälkki, Yeree Suh performed at Lincoln Centre Ligetis the Mysteries of the macabre and Unsuk Chins Akrostichon-Wortspiel. Recent opera appearences include a debut as Almirena in Händel’s Rinaldo at the National Theatre of Prague, la Musica in Orfeo with Andrea Marcon at Theater Basel, Semele at the Beijing Festival and revivals of Händel’s Rinaldo at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Opéra de Rennes.
The 2010-2011 opened with Pierrre Boulez’s Pli selon Pli with the Bamberger Symphony and Jonathan Nott at Berlin’s Musikfest as part of the composer’s 85th birthday celebrations, a piece she also performed at the Köln Musiktriennale. Furthermore, Hanspeter Kyburz’ choreographed opera Outis with the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris’ Cite de la Musique, the world premiere of Torsten Raschs Le Serpent Rouge with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Unsuk Chin’s Akrostichon-Wortspiel, also with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at London’s Barbican Hall, concerts with Alexander Liebreich as Residence Artist at the Tongyeong Festival and Mahler’s Symphony no 4 with the Bamberg Symphony at the Edinburgh Festival.
Concert highlights this season include George Benjamin's 'A Mind of Winter' with Paavo Jaervi and the Frankfurt RSO, an operetta Gala with the WDR Radio SO in Cologne, Mozart's 'Schauspieldirektor' on tour with Concerto Koeln, Bach and Mahler with the Basle Chamber Orchestra, Haendel’s Messiah with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Jean Barraqué's 'Sequence' at the Vienna Konzerthaus and excerpts from Pierre Boulez' 'Pli selon Pli' with Peter Rundel and the Remix Ensemble in Porto. In spring 2012, Yeree Suh will perform the world premiere of a new piece by Michael Jarrell in Geneva.
Yeree Suh’s debut recording - Musik der Hamburger Pfeffersäcke - with Elbipolis Barockorchester was released to great acclaim in 2008. Her other recordings include Belinda in Purcell’s Dido und Aeneas (Ambronay editions), conducted by Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Bach's Easter Oratorio with Sigiswald Kuijken and La Petite Bande, works by Judith Bingham (Resonus), Haendel's Dixit Dominus with Pierre Cao and Bach Cantata for Solo soprano (BWV52) and assorted Cantatas.
Update: March 2012