A native of Pusan, South Korea, So Young Park is an alumna of LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program.
Her LA Opera appearances have included the leading roles of the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Blondchen in The Abduction from the Seraglio, Olympia in The Tales of Hoffmann and Miss Schlesen in Satyagraha. During the 2018/19 season, in addition to returning to LA Opera in Satyagraha, she makes her Metropolitan Opera debut as the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute and performs the leading role of Setsuko in Jack Perla's An American Dream with Lyric Opera of Chicago. She also appears in concert with the New York Philharmonic. In the summer of 2019, she will perform Gilda in Rigoletto with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where she previously appeared in 2016 as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos.
During the 2017/18 season, she joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera to cover the role of Le Fée in Cendrillon. She also made her debut with the LA Master Chorale as the soprano soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana, returned to the LA Philharmonic as soprano soloist in Esa-Pekka Salonen's Wing on Wing, conducted by the composer, and returned to Michigan Opera Theatre as Gilda in Rigoletto. She has performed the Queen of the Night with LA Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Colorado, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Baroque, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Aspen Music Festival and New England Conservatory. Her engagements for the 2016/17 season include covering the leading role of Dai Yu in San Francisco Opera's world premiere of Bright Sheng's Dream of the Red Chamber, and returns to LA Opera in Akhnaten, The Abduction from the Seraglio and The Tales of Hoffmann. (SopranoSoYoung.com)