Chung Ka Yan Candice
Hong Kong born soprano Candice Chung studied at Manhattan School of Music and Eastman School of Music. Her recent stage appearances include Pamina in The Magic Flute, the title role in Maria Stuarda in Hong Kong, Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro in Italy, and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus in United States. With Eastman Opera Theatre she sang the role of Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief, and covered the role of Emily in Ned Rorem’s Our Town. She has also appeared on stage as Manon, Marschallin and Susanna. Most recently, she sang the original role of the Swallow in the musical The Happy Prince & the Other Wise Man in December 2018 and its re-run in March 2019.
In United States, she was the 3rd place winner of the 34th Annual Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition, and received the Encouragement Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions.
Candice earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Manhattan where she studied with Metropolitan Opera’s Mark Oswald and renowned American soprano Ashley Putnam. At Eastman School of Music where she attained her Master of Music degree, she studied with American mezzo-soprano Katherine Ciesinski.