On Wednesday 5 December, we were honoured to welcome a very special guest, the internationally renowned opera singer Soeun Jeon, to Attleborough Academy’s annual Presentation Evening. Originally from South Korea, she performs globally, training with the best and having the same voice coach as Pavarotti. Soeun now lives mainly in Italy, focusing on leading masterclasses and supporting young people to achieve their musical ambitions.
It was fantastic to hear a live professional performance of such high standard in the humble Academy hall. She sang Puccini’s tender ‘O Mio Babbino’ followed by a beautiful operatic rendition of ‘O Holy Night’, with soaring high notes that impressed all. Principal Mr Neil McShane, stressed how “grateful and fortunate” we were to have a world class soprano singer flying in specially from Italy to perform at Attleborough Academy.