• BIOGRAPHY Passionate and committed to his art, Canadian Tenor Y.C. Lee sings Art Song, Opera, Oratorio and Early Music with authentic Italian bel canto technique. He infuses these works with a warmth and finesse that lifts and soothes the soul. His versatile three-octave range voice envelops listeners in an exquisitely pure quality of tone. YC's first two collaborative projects were #SoloMessiahProject and #SoloRecitalDebut. He is currently showcasing selections from his third collaborative project with Solo Dowland Project Live 2018, and Solo Dowland Project: The Studio Recordings, Parts I and II. In addition to recordings, YC performs Opera, Oratorio and Art Song favourites at various performance venues in the greater Toronto area and beyond. YC has worked with Tapestry Opera, Opera Hamilton and Opera bel Canto of York, among others. Performance highlights include Beppe (I Pagliacci) with Brampton Lyric Opera, Kaspar (Amahl & the Night Visitors) with No Strings Theatre, Don Basilio (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Opera Buffa & Casalmaggiore International Music Festival, and Franz (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) with Creative Artists Productions. Awards include Gold Medal from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Associate Diploma in Voice Performance). His mentors are Lawrence Pitchko and David Varjabed.

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    Latest YouTube Video - Spirto gentil (Donizetti - La Favorita)

     

    Latest SoundCloud sample - Dalla sua pace (Mozart - Don Giovanni)

    *in the bel canto style of Beniamino Gigli

     

    Latest Vimeo - Amor ti vieta (Giordano - La Favorita)

     

    SoundCloud sample - Nyet Tolko Tot Kto Nzal - Tchaikovsky

     

    You're invited - Save the date! #SoloMessiahProject Live concert: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30pm; College St United Church (Tickets $20; more info: here & facebook events). Benefit concert for homeless & community meals, as part of College St United outreach programs. Performers include YC Lee, Antonia De Wolfe, and guests: Lilac Caña, Victoria Borg, Austin Larusson.

     

    Press Release - #SoloDowlandProject: Studio Recordings, Pt 2

    Copy of Press Release featured in Musical America

    YouTube Playlist - #SoloDowland Project: Studio Recordings, Pt 2 and

     

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    #SoloDowlandProject: Studio Recordings, Part 1

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    #SoloMessiahProject:

     

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    Part I iTunes, Part 2 iTunes, Part 3 iTunes.

     

    #SoloRecitalDebut:

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    Part I iTunes, Part 2 iTunes.

     

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  • #SoloMessiahProject

    featuring YC Lee & Antonia DeWolfe performing Comfort Ye & Ev'ry Valley

    from Handel's Messiah

    iTunes: Part I / Part II / Part III
    Amazon: Part I / Part II / Part III
    GooglePlay: Part I / Part II / Part III

  • released November 2018

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  • Solo Dowland Project Live 2018

    Y.C. Lee, Canadian Tenor presented a unique Live recital featuring love songs composed by John Dowland (1563-1626)

     

    Recorded Sunday February 25th, 2018. College Street United Church, Toronto.

    YC Lee, tenor performed selected love songs by John Dowland (1563-1626) with pianists Mario Ostrowski and Ann Sublett. #SoloDowlandProject represents a unique part of YC's vocal journey; a very different & equally passionate side of YC's personality & a contrast from his previous projects: #SoloMessiahProject and #SoloRecitalDebut. This vocal chamber concert was truly a one-of-a-kind intimate performance.

     

     

     

    Porgiamor Chamber Concerts is an ad-hoc collective of artists specializing in vocal chamber music. Proceeds from this fundraising concert were donated to College Street United Church outreach programs: "Peace of Pizza" Fridays and "Musical Instrument for Cuba"..

     

    This marks the third major collaborative recording project produced by Y.C. Lee. (The first being Solo Messiah Project Pt I, II & III; And the second being Solo Recital Debut Parts 1 and 2)

    YC Lee & Ann Sublett performing

    Come Heavy Sleep by John Dowland (1563-1626)

    From the Digital Album Solo Dowland Project Live 2018 and from

    Solo Dowland Project: Studio Recordings, Part I (released this year)