Background Information

Acclaimed as "the embodiment of a beautiful princess, with a mellow burnished mezzo" by The New York Times, mezzo-soprano, Hyounsoo Sohn is noted for her captivating stage performances and her warm, rich voice. Recently, she has appeared on stage as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, and Nicklaus in Les Countes du Hoffmann, and Siebel in Faust. Additionally, she premiered in New York and Chicago, the opera “. . .inasmuch” by the composer John Eaton.

Equally comfortable on the concert stage, Ms. Sohn was praised for “her sparkling, crystal-clear voice” in her performance as Marguerite in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust. Ms. Sohn’s repertoire spans a vast range of works. Other works include Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody, Mozart’s C Minor Mass, Bach’s B minor Mass, Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Additionally, Ms. Sohn’s solid musicality has also made her a favorite for challenging contemporary works such as John Eaton’s Mass and Vespers which she premiered also.

Hyounsoo Sohn began her professional career with the Korean National Chorus, South Korea’s most prestigious choir. She came to the United States in 2000 to pursue further studies at Indiana University with Patricia Brooks Havranek.  She currently resides in Twin Cities with her husband and son.



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