Stella Bokyung Yoon
Doctor of Musical Arts
Soprano Stella Bokyung Yoon was recently seen as Valerie/Violetta in Robert Hatten’s Compassion. She was seen as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, Mmd. Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel at the Butler Opera Center during 2015-2018 seasons. Also, Stella was seen as Musetta in Barrier Free Opera in Houston and Cio-Cio-San at the Madama Butterfly Preview at the Austin Opera in 2017. She also was seen as Micaëla in Carmen in Miami Summer Festival in 2015.
Stella was the winner of Sidney Wright Competition, Dorothy F. Schmidt School of Music Concerto & Aria Competition, N.A.T.S, Korea National Opera’s Music Competition, Music Chun-chu Publishers’ Music Competition, Korean National Music Competition, GoYang Music Association Music Competition, Dong Yang Il-bo’s Music Competition, Seoul Symphony Orchestra Music Competition, Nan-Pa Korean Music Competition, Music Journal Music Competition, and etc. She received several honors including Butler Excellence Award, Butler Excellence Scholarship, Young-ok Shin Scholarship, Trustee Scholarship, Excellent Performance Award and etc. Also, she was the fellow of The Italia Antonio Stradivari training Program and Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera in Italy.
Stella was the Soprano soloist of several concerts including World premier Kaddish by Lawrence Siegal, Messiah, Sonbahar Klasik Müsik Konseri in Istanbul, Turkey, Palm Beach Opera, Bulgaria Sofia State Symphony Orchestra Concert, Seoul Symphony Orchestra Concert in Korea. Previous Opera credits include Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, Mimi in La Boheme, Violetta in La Traviata, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites, and etc.
Stella holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Austin (2018) under the tutelage of Darlene Wiley and is a graduate of the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Yoon has been mentored by world- renowned sopranos Virginia Zeani and Carol Vaness.