About Yoo Ri
Yoo Ri Clark is a bel canto specialist praised for her “powerhouse, yet effortless coloratura,” liquid timber, flawless technique and dazzling high notes. Her astounding vocalism has been frequently compared to historical singers of the past. This, coupled with her exceptional musicianship and artistry has critics describing her as “a standout” and her singing “especially marvelous.”
Recent engagements include covering the role of Amina in La sonnambula with Island City Opera and a debut as Gilda in Rigoletto with Verismo Opera. Her past operatic roles include Valencienne in The Merry Widow with Livermore Valley Opera, Sylviane in The Merry Widow with Arizona Opera, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, La Fée in Cendrillon, and the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte.
Yoo Ri also completed a concert tour in Denmark as the soprano soloist performing Fauré’s Requiem with Fortuna-Koret and was featured in a sold-out recital hosted by the Kunstcentret in Silkeborg. She has also appeared as soprano soloist in Haydn’s Missa Cellensis, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Vaughan-William’s Serenade to Music, with the Sacramento Choral Society, Handel’s Messiah, Poulenc’s Gloria, Schubert’s Mass in G Major and various Bach Cantatas with the Arizona Bach Aria Consort.
Yoo Ri has twice been a Regional Finalist and multiple-prize winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition. She has also been a Finalist in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna, the Loren L. Zachary Competition in Los Angeles and a multiple-prize winner of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Competition.
Yoo Ri completed a certificate in Formation for Professional Singers at New Voice Studio ITALIA in Osimo, Italy where she also received private coaching from Rossinian expert, the late Maestro Alberto Zedda. She holds an M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Arizona, and a B.M. in Vocal Performance, with a minor in piano from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Pacific.