- Elisa Cho: Musetta - Quando m'en vo'!
Elisa Cho Soprano
The South-Korean born soprano began her studies first in Seoul before she went to Italy in 2003. There she continued studying at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and graduated with honors. Her teachers included such renowned artists as Fulvio Bottega, Paolo Coni, Rita Orlandi Malaspina and Raina Kabaivanska.
Elisa Cho won numerous international singing competitions, for example the Colzani competition at Teatro Consorziale di Budrio in Bologna. In 2010 she was chosen by the Music Association of Korea for "Best Newcomer", in 2011 she was the only German student being selected for a scolarship of the Bayreuth Festival, and recently, in summer 2012, the Academy of Music in Frankfurt awarded Elisa Cho the Excellence Price "TRANSITION CLASSIC" 2012.
From 2009 to 2011, she was member of the Opera Studio at the Frankfurt Opera, where she performed, amongst others, the First Lady|The Magic Flute. Very impressing were her debuts as Ah-Yoe|L'oracolo (Franco Leoni) and as Anna|Le Villi (Puccini) at the Frankfurt Opera in February 2011. At Oper Krefeld she sang Anna and gave her debut as Norma.
In 2012 Elisa Cho returned to Frankfurt as a guest and performed Mélisande|Ariane et Barbe-Bleue and again First Lady. In a short-term engagement she gave her debut as Maria Tudor in Gießen, followed by a great performance as Matilde|Wilhelm Tell. As a soloist she sang Verdi's Messa da Requiem in several German cities.
At Staatstheater Wiesbaden she has sung amongst others Susanna|Nozze di Figaro, Mimì|La bohème and the tiltreole in Madama Butterfly. Future plans there include Cho's role debut as Amelia|Un ballo in maschera in 2018.
Other roles in her repertoire are inter alia the title role of Norma, Semiramide, Marguerite|Faust, Lauretta|Gianni Schicchi, Leila|Perlenfischer and Liù|Turandot.