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Video Published: 20 Jul 2021

Meet the Composer: Bora Yoon

Meet Bora Yoon, a 2021 Discovery Grant recipient from the Opera Grants for Women Composers program. Set in the 1930s, when Korea was under colonial Japanese rule, Handmaiden [Mademoiselle] tells the story of a Japanese countess and a Korean handmaiden who plot to cheat and steal from one another but eventually fall in love. Yoon's opera seeks to bring the best of South Korean cinema to modern opera theater and create radical and empowering roles for AAPI artists for the evolving future of opera.

Opera Grants for Women Composers are supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.