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Se-Jin Hwang
Tenor

Chorus of the Opera
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A graduate of Yonsei University (South Korea), Se‑Jin Hwang joined the Seoul Opera at the age of 23 making his debut there in the title role of Gounod’s Faust. Other roles followed, including Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Lionel (Flotow’s Martha), Arturo (I Puritani), Federico (Cílea’s L’Arlésienne), and Romeo (Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette). After a fruitful collaboration with conductor Carlo Palleschi in I Puritani, he decided to pursue his career in Italy to broaden his knowledge of Western culture. He won the G.B. Viotti, the Rocca delle Maccie, and the Titο Schipa Competitions and he was also a prize-winner at the Francesco Viñas Competition in Barcelona. He was received at the Osimo Opera Academy (Italy) under the direction of Sergio Segalini who invited him to the Martina Franca Festival to perform Schubert’s Die Winterreise song cycle. At the same festival, he also performed the roles of the Evangelist and the tenor in J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and he took part in a Concert-Gala of Viennese Operettas. He has appeared at the Osimo Festival in the roles of Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Des Grieux (Massenet’s Manon), Werther, Beppe (the French version of Donizetti’s Rita), and Ferrando (Così fan tutte). In 2002, the Seoul Opera hired him to sing the role of Anatole (Prokofiev’s War and Peace). That same year, he joined the Paris Opera Chorus. Today, he continues to take part in numerous festivals    

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