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David DQ Lee

David DQ Lee

Canadian-Korean David DQ Lee is fast establishing an enviable reputation as a countertenor. “With a powerful instrument and high A’s to rival any mezzos, [he] reinterprets the same kind of voice as something voluptuous and exotic.” (Globe and Mail) With his wide repertoire, ranging from Baroque to contemporary, and from jazz to New Age, he has worked with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, René Jacobs, Johannes Debus, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He has sung many leading roles in both Baroque and contemporary operas, appearing at Theater an der Wien, La Scala, the Santiago Royal Opera, the Korean National Opera, and Chicago Opera Theater, to name a few. He has performed at many international music festivals, including Ravinia, Aspen, Beaune, and Innsbruck. David DQ Lee studied at the Vancouver Academy of Music on a full scholarship after being inspired to study the countertenor voice by the movie Farinelli. In 2006, he became the first countertenor to win first prize at the Francisco Vinas Competition in Barcelona. He made his NAC debut in 2015, singing Golden slumbers kiss your eyes…

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