Yeonji Lee, soprano, is the winner of the Randolph Mickelson Memorial NYIOP Prize in the NYIOP/Premiere Opera Foundation competition.


In 2019-2020 season, Opera News mentioned her “humorously and effectively evoked” Papagena at Opera Maine’s The Magic Flute production, and she is thrilled to be performing Monica in The Medium at the 11th Korea Opera Festival.


Praised as “Star of the show”, she made Setsuko her signature role in An American Dream by Jack Perla, which she performed at Seattle Opera, Anchorage Opera, and Virginia Opera through 2017-2019.


Her collaboration performances with installation artist Mingwei Lee in the Sonic Blossom project, where she sang Schubert's lieder at Centre Pompidou in Paris and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC was nationally and internationally acknowledged. 


She holds both Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from Manhattan School of Music in New York.