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Recently lauded by Boston Musical Intelligencer for her “warm mezzo tone”, Hong Kong mezzo-soprano Jeannette Lee is a sought-after versatile performer based in Chicago, IL.


Jeannette was a finalist in the 8th Concurso Internacional de Canto Linus Lerner. She was also a prizewinner in 2023 William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition and received the Hilda Harris Mezzo Soprano Prize at the 2022 George Shirley Vocal Competition.

On the international concert stage, she has appeared as a soloist in Bach’s Mass in B minor and BWV70 & 130, Beethoven’s Chorale Fantasy, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Messiah, Britten’s Cantata Academica, Monteverdi’s Marienvespers and Osvaldo Golijov’s Oceana.


Jeannette’s operatic roles include Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck), Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček), Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten), and Antonia in Das Liebesverbot (Wagner).

Jeannette recently premiered the role of Mom in Emily Koh’s HER | alive.un.dead with Guerilla Opera. This season, she appeared in Boston Lyric Opera’s Madama Butterfly as Chorus and Suzuki Study Cover, Annio in Opera del West’s La clemenza di Tito, Ottavia in West End Lyric’s Il giuoco del quadriglio, and Grandmother Lily in White Snake Projects’ Let’s Celebrate series.

Jeannette has appeared under the baton of Noah Horn, Vivian Ip, and Wolfgang  Katschner. She also collaborated with TwoSet Violin on their first crowdfunded classical world tour together with Hong Kong Festival Orchestra. A champion of new works, Jeannette recently premiered Simon Andrews’ Seasons and did the East Coast premiere of Jenni Brandon’s Sea Smoke on Gichigami. 

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Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Norma

January 18, 2024

Sanders Theatre

Jeannette will be singing in the chorus of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras' production of Norma (Bellini).

Conductor: Federico Cortese


West End Lyric, Il giuoco del quadriglio

November 19, 2023

The Boston Synogogue

Jeannette will be singing the role of "Ottavia" in West End Lyric's prodction of Il giuoco del quadriglio (Caldera).


White Snake Projects, Let's Celebrate Series

November 18, 2023

Emerson Colonial Theatre 

Jeannette will be singing the role of "Grandmother Lily" in Chou's Tamale Dumpling.

Director: Laine Rettmer

Conductor: Tian Hui Ng

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Recitalist, An Emerald Necklace of Song

November 12, 2023

Somerville Music Spaces

Jeannette will be singing in recital hosted by Boston Singers' Resource.

Piano: Brendon Shapiro

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Recitalist, Selections from 27 Haikus

October 27, 2023

Boston University Marshall Room

Jeannette will be singing in Jacob LyteHaven's recital to present excerpts from Kohn's 27 Haikus.

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Opera del West, La clemenza di Tito

September 29, 30, and October 1

Boston Center for the Arts


Jeannette will be performing the role of Annio in Opera del West's production of La clemenza di Tito (Mozart). 


Director: Brenda Huggins

Music Director: Eve Budnick


Boston Lyric Opera, Madama Butterfly

September 14, 17, 22, 24, 2023

Emerson Colonial Theatre


Jeannette will be singing in the Chorus, as well as a Suzuki Study Cover in Boston Lyric Opera's Madama Butterfly (Puccini).

Director: Phil Chan

Conductor: David Angus


"Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris" 
Bach, Mass in B minor

"Wie du warst"
Strauss, Der Rosenkavelier

"Laudamus Te"
Mozart, Mass in C minor


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