Korean-born, Yosep Kang won awards at several prestigious singing competitions including the Gian Battista Viotti International Music Competition in Vercelli, the Belvedere Competition in Vienna, and the Concours Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Competition in Salzburg before joining the troupe of Berlin’s Deutsche Oper in 2002.
His numerous appearances on the Berlin stage include the roles of the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Fenton (Falstaff), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Alfredo (La Traviata), Macduff (Macbeth), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Faust (La Damnation de Faust), Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), and Raoul de Nangis (Les Huguenots).
He has performed the roles of the Duke of Mantua at Dresden’s Semperoper, the Frankfurt Opera, the Hamburg Staatsoper and the Vienna Staatsoper; Arnold (Guillaume Tell) at the Warsaw Opera, Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper and the Hamburg Staatsoper; Rodolfo (La Bohème) in Sydney and at the Vienna Staatsoper; the Italian Singer (Der Rosenkavalier) at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the title role in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Vienna Staatsoper, Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at Geneva’s Grand Théâtre, and Alfredo in Sydney. Last season, he sang the title role in Don Carlo in Berlin and made his Metropolitan Opera debut in New York singing the role of Hoffmann. Yosep Kang also performs in concert at Berlin’s Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Vienna’s Musikverein, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, Dresden’s Kreuzkirche, Munich’s Prinzregentheater and Herkulessaal, the Mecklenburg Festival, and the NHK Hall in Tokyo.
He has sung under the baton of numerous conductors including Yves Abel, Rolf Reuter, Christian Thielemann, Myung-Whun Chung, Michele Mariotti, Lothar Zagrosek, Eiji Oue, Jesús López-Cobos, Helmut Rilling, and Enoch zu Guttenberg.
La Bohème in Sydney and Vancouver.