Ji Young Yang (soprano) made her San Francisco Opera debut this season as the Young Shepherd in Tannhäuser, also appeared as Pamina (The Magic Flute for Families) and Julia Agnes Lee (Appomattox). The Korean native is a first-year Adler Fellow who participated in the 2006 Merola Opera Program. Last spring the soprano appeared with San Francisco Opera Center as Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw at Lincoln Theater in Yountville. Yang began her formal studies at Seoul National University and holds both bachelor's and master's degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, as well as a postgraduate diploma from the New England Conservatory.

[from program for February 11, 2008 concert]