Adding power to the story with her heart-wrenching vocals
A recent drama that was popular in Korea called 'Gu Family Book' was about a half-man, half-beast who falls in love with a human, and there was a song that made their sad love story even more heart-wrenching - 'My Eden.' The person behind the clean and clear vocals was none other than the popera diva Yisabel. The song reached the top of the classical music charts, and received an explosive response around the world, with its music video translated into more than 10 languages and viewed by numerous people on YouTube.
From a soprano to a popera singer...
Yisabel won first prize at the International Young Artist New York, International Young Artist Music Competition, and East Bay Opera League. She had a promising career ahead of her as a soprano, but she suddenly directed her attention over to a new genre called operatic pop and became the lead vocalist of America's first popera group called WIN. Then, she decided to undertake another challenge by coming to Korea to promote her music. The transition process wasn't all that smooth; she was even asked to join a girl group and be their lead singer.
Genuine love for the National Anthem...
Yisabel has sung the South Korean National Anthem at a number of sports competitions and gained the nickname, the 'icon of the national anthem.' She was also invited to sing at a match between Korea and Japan for the EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 that took place at Jamsil Stadium in July.
Yisabel has genuine love for the National Anthem of South Korea that developed while she was studying in the states. She recalls singing the national anthem with the national flag of South Korea hanging on the wall, as a way to ease her longing for her home country.