About Beautiful Feet
Beautiful Feet is a group of musical family consisting of two opera singers, Euichun Lee and Sodam Lee(daughter of Euichun and Suyeun), and a pianist, Suyeun Jang. Since 2019, they’ve performed at a lot of retirement centers, nursing homes, and other events in BC, aiming to give people joy and peace through the music. The name of the group is from the Bible, Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!””
Euichun Lee, Bass, South Korea – Euichun is a professional opera singer and he worked as a professor in opera at the university in Korea. He studied in Rossini National Conservatory in Italy. He has achieved great success as an opera singer with a large number of opera leading roles and soloists in oratorios and mass settings including Ramfis in Aida, Zaccaria in Nabucco, Timur in Turandot, Ferrando in Il Trovatore, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Colline in La bohème, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, Haydn’s die Schöpfung, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, etc. He has performed a tremendous number of operas, oratorios, mass settings, and concerts. His musical journey even expanded to a lot of different countries. He was invited to Europe, Russia, Japan, New Zealand, etc. to perform a number of concerts.
Not only as an opera singer, Euichun also accomplished his career as a professor by raising students as distinguished opera singers. Also, he was chosen as a representative of Korean artists and received Kumbok Cultural Art Award and Daegu Art Award.
By organizing a charity called “ARK(Noah’s Ark from the Bible)”, Euichun supported young opera singers who need financial help. Currently, he performs as an opera singer, teaches students, and works as a choir conductor.
Suyeun Jang, Pianist, South Korea – Suyeun is a professional pianist. She has accompanied with numerous singers and instrumentalists. She also studied in Italy with her husband. Currently, she works as a freelance accompanist and also works for a church as a pianist.
Sodam Lee, Soprano, South Korea – Sodam Lee is a lyric coloratura soprano with a warm and colorful voice. She has performed leading roles in operas and soloists in oratorios and mass settings including Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, F.Poulenc’s Gloria, and R.V.Williams’ Dona nobis pacem, etc. She also performed in Germany and Czech Republic, and had a huge success with a lot of compliments.
She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the KNU President’s Award for Graduate of Honour (Bachelor’s), and two times of the People’s Favorite Choice Award in the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions. Sodam discovered her love of opera when she first learned to sing with her father, Euichun Lee.
She completed her Bachelor’s at Kyungpook National University under Professor Soyoung Yoo, and recently graduated with a Master’s under the guidance of Professor Nancy Hermiston at University of British Columbia. Currently, she performs as a professional opera singer and teaches voice not only operatic vocal but also choir, musical and pop vocal, and piano as well.
About the Performance
To comfort people during the pandemic, the program is full of beloved and beautiful pieces including art song, opera aria, and famous pop songs.
It starts with a German art song, “Ständchen”, by R.Strauss. Ständchen is well-known as serenade which means love song. You will hear a beautiful poetry with fantastic music.
After lovely serenade, one of the most beloved songs from Beatles, “Yesterday”, will be sung. Although it is sad, there must be farewells in our life. We hope this song comforts you by giving you sympathy.
And then, there will be a duet “A love until the end of time” by L.Holdridge. One of the most beautiful expressions to say “forever” is “until the end of time”. We hope you all have love in your heart until the end of time.
We also prepared a very beloved and famous opera aria “Caro nome che il mio cor(Beloved name within my heart)” from opera Rigoletto by G.Verdi. You will hear Sodam’s clean and beautiful phrases and high notes in this aria.
As opposed to the previous aria, you will listen to a very passionate love song, “Dark eyes”. From this Russian folk song, you will hear captivating dynamics with Euichun’s deep and low voice.
For the last stage, we are going to sing another duet, “You raise me up” by Rolf Løvland. Despite of this pandemic, we will be raised up eventually. We hope this song gives your soul hope and peace.
KnoxVan Events Presents
An Instrumental Measures Musical Highlight
A Free Virtual Performance
Tuesday, October 27 2020
7:30PM – Video Release
8:00PM – Performer’s Talk-back
Please join us via Zoom for Talk-back: click here
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