Soprano Ellie Yeonjung Kim, originally from Seoul, Korea, completed her Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music in New York studying under Joan Patenaude-Yarnell. Ms. Kim’s operatic appearances include Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro with the Dell'arte Opera Ensemble and Lucy in Menotti's The Telephone at the Korea National Theater. She was recognized with "great critical acclaim" by Opera News online for the role of Rita in Donizetti's Rita with the Martina Arroyo Foundation. Other repertoire includes Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Sophie in Massenet's Werther, and Laetitia in Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief. Ms. Kim was also featured in several opera gala concert performances at the KBS Hall in Seoul, Korea as a member of the Kim Ja-Kyung opera company. She was featured as a vocal soloist with the Washington Bach Consort for their 2013 season and she is a professional member of the Washington Master Chorale. Ms. Kim currently studies with Elizabeth Daniels.