Hong Kong mezzo-soprano Jeannette Lee is a voice instructor and singer who has performed internationally and is currently based in Boston. She received a special commendation for her “lovely bright clear voice” in the 2019 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Pendine Voice of the Future semi-finals and was also recognized as a semi-finalist in 2020 Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition.
Her operatic roles include Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Third Spirit (Die Zauberflöte), andNursing Sister (Suor Angelica). Her upcoming roles include Antonia in Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot with Cambridge Chamber Ensemble and a reprise of Cherubino with Vox New England later in 2020.
As a concert soloist, Jeannette was invited to perform with the internet sensation TwoSet Violin with Hong Kong Festival Orchestra in 2017. Other solo credits include Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, Händel’s Messiah, Monteverdi’s Marienvesper, Bach’s BWV70, and Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. She also recently did the Asian premiere of Jacobsen’s For Sixty Cents with the Cong Quartet and will be engaged to sing the alto solo in Kodály’s Te Deum at the Hong Kong City Hall this summer.
Jeannette received a Bachelor of Arts double majoring in English and Music (First Class Honors) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and her Masters in Music with Academic Honors at the New England Conservatory with the support of the prestigious Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund.
She first started teaching voice in 2012 in children’s choral classes and has since then taught private voice lessons and given workshops in the fundamentals of good singing. As someone skilled in both classical and contemporary singing, she believes that a solid grasp of healthy vocal technique can enable anyone to traverse across genres. Jeannette is committed to helping her students find their authentic voice, freedom of expression, and emotional communication while having fun in the process.