Myoung-Chang Kwon Tenor
Chorus of the Opera

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history

Korean-born Kwangchul Youn was one of the four prizewinners of Placido Domingo’s Operalia International Singing Competition in Paris in 1993. From 1993 to 2004, he was a member of the Berlin Staatsoper company where he made his debut in numerous roles of the bass repertoire. He has been invited to sing at some of the world’s great opera houses, including the Vienna Staatsoper (Faust, Die Zauberflöte, Parsifal, Don Carlo, Tannhäuser, Tristan und Isolde, Simon Boccanegra, Lohengrin), the Berlin Staatsoper (Simon Boccanegra, Lohengrin, Das Rheingold, Eugene Onegin, Tannhäuser, Samson et Dalila, Macbeth), Milan’s La Scala (Das Rheingold, Don Giovanni, Il Trovatore, Fidelio), New York’s Metropolitan Opera (Lucia di Lammermoor, Les Troyens, Don Giovanni, Guillaume Tell, Il Trovatore, Roméo et Juliette), Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper (Parsifal, Der Fliegende Holländer, Tristan und Isolde, Il Trovatore), the Dresden Semperoper (Simon Boccanegra, Lohengrin, Eugene Onegin), London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Lohengrin, Lucia diLammermoor), the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona (Tristan und Isolde, Aida), the Paris Opera (Luisa Miller, La forza del destino, Aida, Rigoletto), the Frankfurt Opera (Don Carlo), Chicago’s Lyric Opera (Parsifal), the Teatro Regio in Turin (Tannhäuser, Parsifal), the Bayreuth Festival (Tristan und Isolde, Parsifal, Die Walküre, Der Fliegende Holländer), the Hamburg Staatsoper (Parsifal), the Salzburg Festival, the Dresden Musikfestspiele, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, the Ravinia Festival USA, the Vienna Klangbogen, and the Beethovenfest in Bonn… He has recorded Tiefland, Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni (Arte Nova) and Fidelio (Teldec) under the baton of Bertrand deBilly; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg with Daniel Barenboim (Teldec); Croesus with René Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi); and Daphne with Semyon Bychkov and Cologne’s WDE Sinfonieorchester (Decca).

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