Featured Performers in 'The Daughter of the Regiment' JiYoung Lee and Jose Bros star as Marie and Tonio in Donizetti's The Daughter of the Regiment.
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Featured Performers in 'The Daughter of the Regiment'

JiYoung Lee has peformed in a number of Washington National Opera productions, ranging from Mozart's The Magic Flute to Wagner's Das Rheingold. hide caption

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José Bros sings the role of Tonio in the Washington National Opera's The Daughter of the Regiment. hide caption

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JiYoung Lee (Marie); José Bros (Tonio); Victoria Livengood (Marquise de Birkenfeld); Simone Alberghini (Sulpice Pingot); Oben Urena (Hortensius); Matthew J. Minor (Corporal); Thomas Rimes (Pianist); Steven Lumadue (Majordomo); Madeleine Gray (Duchess of Crackentorp)

JiYoung Lee

Soprano (Marie)

JiYoung Lee is a former Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist with the Washington National Opera and made her Washington debut as the Queen of the Night in a 2005 production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Later that same year she debuted with Washington's National Symphony Orchestra in a holiday concert, then returned to the NSO as Blondchen in Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio, with conductor Leonard Slatkin. In 2006 Lee performed at the Washington National Opera as Servilia in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito and as Woglinde in Wagners's Das Rheingold.

Born in South Korea, Lee has appeared throughout the United States and Korea as a recitalist, and as a concert soloist. In addition to her apppearances with with the National Symphony Orchestra, she has performed with the Boston Classical Orchestra and Opera North. She has been a regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and is a former winner of the Boston NATS Song and Aria Competition.

Lee returned to Korea in 2005 to perform as Pamina in a National Opera of Korea production of The Magic Flute. Her other operatic roles include Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme, the title role in Handel's Alcina, Adina in Donizetti's The Elixir of Love, and the Sandman and Dew Fairy in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel.

José Bros

Tenor (Tonio)

The Spanish tenor José Bros made his American debut in 2002, with the Washington National opera, performing in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. An accomplished bel canto tenor, his repertory also includes leading roles in Donizetti's The Elixir of Love, Roberto Devereux, and Don Pasquale, and in Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda and La Sonnambula.

Bros has appeared with opera companies including London's Royal Opera House, Milan's La Scala, the Vienna State Opera and the State Opera in Berlin. His numerous recordings include Donizetti's Anna Bolena and Roberto Devereux, and Mascagni's L'amico Fritz, and he has appeared on DVD in Verdi's La Traviata and Mozart's Don Giovani.