Eva Kong

Eva Kong


In 2019, outstanding soprano Eva Kong sang the title role in Opera Australia’s touring production of Madama Butterfly and made her début as Violetta (La traviata) in Seoul, South Korea; she also appeared as soprano soloist in Iris dévoilée for Sydney Symphony and sang Kumudha in A Flowering Tree for Opera Queensland.  2020/2021 engagements included the title role in Manon for Korea National Opera and The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro for Opera Queensland.

For Opera Australia in 2017/2018, she appeared in The Nose, Parsifal and Great Opera Hits and sang Madame Mao in The Nixon Tapes for the Sydney Opera Hose Trust; she also sang La Charmeuse in Thaïs and took the sopranos solos in Carmina Burana for the Melbourne Symphony and sang Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for Opera Queensland.

Eva’s engagements for 2015/2016 included Donna Anna, Laura in Luisa Miller, Princess Linetta in The Love for Three Oranges, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro and Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore for Opera Australia.  Her performance as Laura earned her a Green Room Award.  She also sang Liù in Turandot and the High Priestess in Aida for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

Born in Korea and now based in Sydney, Eva attained her Bachelor of Music at Hanyang University, South Korea – continuing her studies at Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Graduate Diploma in Music in 2010.

Eva has been the recipient of many awards including 1st prize in the Giacomo Lauri-Volpi International Competition (2002); Scholarship from the Vinas International Competition (2005); a semi-finalist in the Belvedere International Competition (2004) and Bilbao International Competition (2005), a finalist in the McDonald’s Operatic Aria and winner of the Special Prize at the Bel Canto Award (2011).

Eva received a Helpmann Award Nomination for Best Female in a Supporting Role and was a Green Room Award Winner for Best Female in a Supporting Role – both in 2014 for her commanding appearance as Madame Mao in Nixon in China for Victorian Opera.

Other major roles have included Gilda (Rigoletto) for Opera Australia; Pamina (The Magic Flute), Gretel (Hansel & Gretel) and Amina (La sonnambula) for Pacific Opera.

On the concert platform, Eva has sung the soprano solos in Verdi’s Requiem with both Willoughby Symphony and Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor with Sydney University Musical Society and Saint Saens’ Requiem with Sydney University Graduate Choir.

Past Performances

Saturday 28 November

Performance Opera Queensland Under the Stars

Ten principal artists, a mighty 60-strong Opera Queensland Chorus, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and a choir of young singers from Yeronga State High School are gathering to celebrate 40 years…

15 - 31 July 2021

Performance The Marriage of Figaro

It’s Figaro and Susanna’s wedding day but their boss, the Count, has other ideas, he too wants Susanna. And so begins one of the greatest love stories ever told. This…

19 - 27 May

Regional Festival of Outback Opera

Outback Queensland comes alive this May with the inaugural Festival of Outback Opera. ACCESS YOUR COMPLIMENTARY PROGRAM HERE Presented by Opera Queensland in association with Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, the Festival visits Winton,…

4 & 5 June 2021

Recital Death Becomes Her – Eva Kong & Alex Raineri

For soprano Eva Kong, each death scene she portrays on stage makes her feel more alive away from the spotlight. Eva presents a program of songs from Debussy’s Quatre Chansons…

20 November 2021

Performance VERDI

Opera Queensland’s VERDI brings the power and majesty of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s works to the Concert Hall stage for two performances this November. Songs from La traviata, Macbeth, Il…

29 March - 2 April 2022

Performance The Sopranos

Celebrating bold and rebellious women Season 2022 opens with The Sopranos, a new commission by writer Sarah Holland-Batt, celebrating the bold and rebellious roles women have played throughout the history…

Regional Tour May-June 2022

Regional The Sopranos – Regional Tour

Opera Queensland’s The Sopranos, celebrates the bold and rebellious roles women have played throughout the history of music. In this rich and exciting production, women dare to be different, love…

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