Dido in "Dido & Aeneas" - Manfred Bukofzer, Director
Yum-Yum in "The Mikado" - Austin Mosher, Dir., Greek Theater
The Queen (written for Miss Hong)
for the Premiere of "The Trial of Lucullus" by Rogers Sessions
GAINSBOROUGH MUSIC FOUNDATION, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
DEBUT RECITAL AWARD
"Miss Hong, of Chinese birth, sang in a flexible, pleasing voice of wide range
and purity of tone. Her top notes were of coloratura purity, limber and mercurial. She sang with warmth and facility of expression."
MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST, SANTA BARBARA, CA
Richard Bonelli, The Metropolitan Opera
Lotte Lehman, The Metropolitan Opera
Ernest Bloch, Renowned Composer
THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL OF MUSIC, NEW YORK, NY
Dusolina Giannini, The Metropolitan Opera
Graduated in 1956
I-J.U.G.G. AWARD -- TOWN HALL DEBUT, NEW YORK
II-THE MUSIC EDUCATION LEAGUE AWARD
-- TOWN HALL CONCERT, NEW YORK
Soloist with "The Little Orchestra Society"
III-THE JOHN HAY WHITNEY AWARD -- EUROPEAN CONCERT TOUR
IV-THE CONCERT ARTISTS GUILD, INC.
-- STEINWAY HALL CONCERT, N.Y.
V-NATIONAL CONCERT ARTISTS CORP.
-- WINNERS OF "NEW FACES IN MUSIC"
VI-GAINSBOROUGH MUSIC FOUNDATION AWARD
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON, DC
"There is a lot of vocal excitement wrapped up in Arabella Hong's soprano.
Constanza's "Ach, ich liebte," one of the great test pieces, found the singer in her stride." .....Paul Hume
THE ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK, N.Y.
"THE MESSIAH" at CARNEGIE HALL
"An excellent quartet of soloists performed admirably in the solos."
....New York Times
J.U.G.G.AWARD, NEW YORK, N.Y.
TOWN HALL DEBUT AWARD
"Here is an intelligent artist who also knows how to sing, a combination not found every day. The high level of her performance augurs well for her future." ....The New York Times... J. B
"....ensorcelling song delivery." New York Herald Tribune...R. B.
"...breath-takingly beautiful" "...provocative singing" ...Musical America
MUSIC EDUCATION LEAGUE AWARD
TOWN HALL SOLOIST WITH ORCHESTRA
THOMAS SCHERMAN ORCHESTRA, NEW YORK, N.Y.
"...Constanza's cruelly difficult coloratura aria,"ACH, ICH LIEBTE"(play)was carried off with brilliance, clean execution, tonal appear, good musicianship and personal charm." ...The New YorkTimes...E.D.
"Arabella Hong's spectacular performance remained with me long after the concert. Her excellent equiptment and regal poise placed her among the richly promising young singers of today." ...Musical America..E. L.
THE JOHN HAY WHITNEY AWARD, NEW YORK, N.Y.
EUROPEAN CONCERT TOUR AWARD
"...unusual coloratura voice.
"...gifted preciously with a beautiful height."
"...rare and cool poise."
"...Constanza seem as if it were written for her voice."
"ARABELLA HONG ECLECTIC VOICE"
"...one can certainly predict a great career for this singer."
"...excels in unusual carrying power and brilliance,
bravura coloratura, yet with subtle nuance and great dramatic unity."
CONTRACT OFFER: KREFELD OPERA HOUSE
THE CONCERT ARTISTS GUILD
NEW YORK, N.Y.
INTERRACIAL FELLOWSHIP CHORUS, NEW YORK, NY
TENTH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT CARNEGIE HALL
PREMIERE-MARC BLITZSTEIN'S "This Is the Garden"
"The well-met soloists proved that they possessed
cultivated voices and musical taste."
...New York Times
MET AUDITION WINNER TOUR, MIDWEST TOUR
MISS HONG WAS A MET AUDITIONS OF THE AIR SEMIFINALIST
& SUBSTITUTED FOR THE MET AUDITION WINNER ON TOUR
"Miss Hong's qualifications proved most noteworthy. They included
a winsome personality, assurance and poise, technical freedom
and musical sensitivity; qualities that augur well for wider recognition