UPCOMING:

Gala Concert,  Opera Carolina
September 12, 2013
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The Nose, Metropolitan Opera
Sept 28, Oct 3, 8, 12, 17, 22, 26, 2013
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Second Priest in The Magic Flute, Metropolitan Opera
Dec 16, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 2013, Jan 2, 4, 2014
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Pang in Turandot, Utah Symphony and Opera
March 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 2014
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Pang in Turandot, Michigan Opera Theatre
May 10, 14, 16, 17, 18, 2014
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Goro in Madama Butterfly, San Francisco Opera
June 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, July 3, 6, 9, 2014
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“O Colombina”, Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci

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“Im Gegenteil”, Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos

“O Colombina”, Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci

“Im Gegenteil”, Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos

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Julius Ahn

Tenor

This versatile Korean-American tenor was most recently seen on stage making his highly acclaimed debuts as Goro in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Palm Beach Opera and Pang in Puccini’s Turandot with Seattle Opera. Ahn reprised the role of Goro last season with Opera Carolina and Nashville Opera; sang Monastatos in The Magic Flute with Opera Carolina and Opera Omaha; and performed Mark in Michael Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage with Boston Modern Orchestra Project at Jordan Hall.

This season, Julius joins the roster of the Metropolitan Opera, making his debut as Second Priest in The Magic Fluteas well as for performances of Shostakovich’s The Nose. He also will perform the role of Pang in Turandot with Michigan Opera Theatre and Utah Symphony & Opera and will make his San Francisco Opera debut as Goro in Madama Butterfly.  Future seasons see debuts with the Dallas Opera and at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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…in his element…
Madama Butterfly- “As the marriage broker Goro, tenor Julius Ahn was in his element, delivering the wickedness of his character with gusto.”Palm Beach Daily News
…strong voices and excellent English diction…
The Emperor of Atlantic - “The singers were well chosen for strong voices and excellent English diction… Tenor Julius Ahn and soprano Kathryn Skemp, the only two principal singers who had appeared previously with BLO, were touching as the boy and girl soldiers who find love as their answer to war.”The Boston Phoenix
…displays great physical humor…
Giasone - “Enough cannot be said for the astonishing cast. Julius Ahn displays great physical humor as Demo and makes the on-going joke of his character’s stutter funnier with every scene.”– Chicago Stage Review
…sharply focused tenor…
The Ghosts of Versailles - “Julius Ahn deployed a sharply focused tenor as the villain, Bégearss, his signature ‘Worm’ aria especially intense.”The Aspen Times
…voice is pleasant and lovely…
The Emperor of Atlantis - “Ahn’s tenor voice is pleasant and lovely, portraying truth and virtue to his role, as his voice rises gracefully among the romance of the scene.”The Uptempo Magazine
Composer Opera Role
Beethoven Fidelio Jaquino
Bizet Carmen Remendado
Cavalli Giasone Demo
Corigliano The Ghosts of Versailles Begearss
Hoiby Summer and Smoke Roger Doremus
Humperdinck Hansel und Gretel The Witch
Lehar The Merry Widow Cascada, St. Brioche
Leoncavallo I Pagliacci Beppe, Arlecchino
Menotti Amahl and the Night Visitors Kaspar
Moussorgsky Boris Godunov Holy Fool (Simpleton)
Mozart Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail Pedrillo
The Impresario The Impresario
Le Nozze di Figaro Basilio, Curzio
Die Zauberflote Monostatos
Offenbach Les Contes D’Hoffmann Andres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio
Orphee aux Enfers Orphee, Mercure
Poulenc Le Mamelles des Tiresias Le Fils
Puccini Madama Butterfly Goro
Tosca Spoletta
Turandot Pang, Pong
Smetana The Bartered Bride Vasek
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus Eisenstein
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Tanzmeister, Brighella
Der Rosenkavalier Valzacchi, Italian Singer
Salome Herod, Jews
Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress Sellem
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Triquet
Ullmann Der Kaiser von Atlantis Harlequin, Soldier
Verdi Rigoletto Borsa
Wagner Der Fliegende Hollander Der Steuermann
Die Meistersinger David
Ring Cycle Mime, Loge
This versatile Korean-American tenor was most recently seen on stage making his highly acclaimed debuts as Goro in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Palm Beach Opera and Pang in Puccini’s Turandot with Seattle Opera. Ahn reprised the role of Goro last season with Opera Carolina and Nashville Opera; sang Monastatos in The Magic Flute with Opera Carolina and Opera Omaha; and performed Mark in Michael Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage with Boston Modern Orchestra Project at Jordan Hall.

This season, Julius joins the roster of the Metropolitan Opera, making his debut as Second Priest in The Magic Fluteas well as for performances of Shostakovich’s The NoseHe also will perform the role of Pang in Turandot with Michigan Opera Theatre and Utah Symphony & Opera and will make his San Francisco Opera debut as Goro in Madama Butterfly.  Future seasons see debuts with the Dallas Opera and at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Ahn was participating artist with the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab 2011 at The Banff Centre, as well as with the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab 2012 at White Oak, cast in the lead role of Guang in Stuck Elevator by Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis. He reprises the role with the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and The Arts and Ideas Festival in New Haven CT in 2013.

Ahn’s recent engagements also include Basilio and Curzio in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with the Lyric Opera Baltimore; Sellem in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress with Princeton Festival; Bégearss in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles with Aspen Opera Theater Center; and Demo in Cavalli’s Giasone with Chicago Opera Theater.  He was also seen as Conrado in a workshop performance of Long Season by Chay Yew and Fabian Obispo, as part of Huntington Theatre Company’s Breaking Ground Festival.

Named as one of Boston Lyric Opera’s inaugural 2011-2012 Emerging Artists, this company favorite has also performed there as Ruffiano in John Musto’s The Inspector, Tanzmeister and Brighella in R. Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, and Soldier in Viktor Ullmann’s The Emperor of Atlantis. Ahn attended the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with the world-renown tenor Vinson Cole and performed a wide range of operatic roles.

 

 

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