(Seoul, South Korea)
2016–17 Season: Dai Yu in Dream of the Red Chamber
Soprano Pureum Jo is making her San Francisco Opera debut as Dai Yu in Dream of the Red Chamber. A Houston Grand Opera Studio Artist and a graduate of The Juilliard School, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Jo has appeared as Matsukaze in Toshio Hosokawa’s Matsukaze (Spoleto Festival USA, Lincoln Center Festival), Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites (The Chautauqua Institution), and Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera. At Houston Grand Opera, she has performed the roles of Papagena and Pamina in The Magic Flute and the Rose in Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince. Later this season at Houston Grand Opera, Jo is to perform the role of Miss Prayne in Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players.
She has also appeared in concerts at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, including the Marilyn Horne Foundation Annual Recital, Juilliard’s Wednesdays at One series, Juilliard Songfest coached by Brian Zeger, a concert of Rameau works with Juilliard415 under Robert Mealy, and as a soloist in Haydn’s Mass in Time of War and Mozart’s Laudate Dominum. Jo won Second Prize in the 2014 Eastern Region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She is a student of Marlena Malas and is the recipient of the Anna Case MacKay Scholarship.