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Mariana Hong, formerly known as Hyeseoung Kwon, has established herself as a prominent soprano with a remarkable vocal range and acting prowess. Critics have praised her performances across various operatic roles, highlighting her ability to captivate audiences with both her voice and stage presence.

In her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly), Mariana has been commended for her ability to lead ensemble scenes while also delivering deeply moving solo performances. Critics have noted her vocal prowess, expressive simplicity, and the way she immerses herself in the character, making the audience feel as though nothing else exists beyond the music.

Her performances extend beyond Madama Butterfly, encompassing roles such as Liù in Turandot, Giulietta in I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Mimi in La Bohème, Freia and Helmwige in Wagner's Ring Cycle, among others. Mariana's versatility as both an actress and singer allows her to excel in a diverse range of roles, from the tender vulnerability of Mimi to the regal strength of Freia and Helmwige.

As a soprano soloist, Marina has showcased her talents in various settings, from opera houses to concert halls, performing works ranging from Rossini's petite Messe Solenelle to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Her collaborations with esteemed conductors such as Riccardo Chailly,  Richard Hickox, Pietari Inkinen and Johannes Fritzsch attest to her standing in the classical music world.

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