NA LI YOUM, lyric soprano, is a native of South Korea. She made her American debut as Violetta, in Verdi’s La Traviata, at Mannes Opera, under the baton of conductor Joseph Colaneri. After graduating from Mannes School of Music, she continued her training at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, where she performed the role of Mimi from Puccini’s La Boheme, a role she would later reprise with Amore Opera. Philadelphia’s Broad Street Review proclaimed her a “sweet and tender Mimi,” and “watch especially for soprano NA LI YOUM, whose large yet intimate voice will take her far.”
Ms. Youm was a young artist with Bel Canto at Caramoor, where she covered the role of Mathilde in Rossini’s Guillaume Tell. Career highlights include singing CioCioSan in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Amore Opera in 2014, Bel Cantanti Opera in 2013, and New Rochelle Opera in 2012. Her other roles include Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Alice in Verdi’s Falstaff, Madame Lidoine in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, and La Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.
Na Li’s concert appearances include the Soprano Solo from Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with New Jersey Master Chorale with the Academy of Vocal Arts, and as a guest artist with the Marcello Giordani and friends concert at New Rochelle Opera.
Ms. Youm is an alumna of The Academy of Vocal Arts, she holds a Masters degree from Mannes School of Music, and the Korean National University of Arts, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance. Her awards include 2nd place in the 2009 Giargiari Bel Canto Competition where she was later voted 1st place for the WRTI radio broadcast, and she is a grant recipient of the Giulio Gari International Competition and Violetta Dupont competition.