Korean-born Mariana Hong is a graduate of Seoul’s Han-Yang University, the Conservatorium of Milan and the Vercelli Academy in Italy. She was winner of the Australian Singing Competition’s Opera Award and the MBS Young Performers Award.
Mariana’s international engagements include Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) for Finnish National Opera and Raymond Gubbay Productions, Royal Albert Hall London and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with Auckland Choral Society. For Opera Australia she has sung Cio-Cio-San , Liù (Turandot), Mimì (La bohème), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Freia/Helmwige (Ring Cycle), Frasquita/Micaëla (Carmen), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), title role/Oberto (Alcina), Dorinda (Orlando), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Nannetta (Falstaff), Leïla (The Pearlfishers), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi).
Mariana has also performed Cio-Cio-San, Mimì, Liù, and appeared in recital for Opera Queensland, Cio-Cio San (State Opera South Australia), Carmina Burana (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), Verdi Requiem (Ensemble Apex), and Missa Solemnis (Sydney Philharmonia).