An American first: Blind soprano is cast in major role

April 30, 2017 by norman lebrecht


Ju Hyeon Han, who has been blind since she was a baby, played the significant role of Female Chorus last week in Benjamin Britten’s Rape of Lucretia.

It is claimed she is the first blind singer to be cast in a leading role in a US conservatory or university production.

Ju Hyeon is in her fourth year of a doctorate in Vocal Performance at Stony Brook University.

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Comments (2)

  1. Bruce says:

    From this short clip, she sounds lovely.

    1. Emma Matthews says:

      Brava! A lovely voice x

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