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“Si puo, si puo”, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci

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“Largo al factorum,” Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia


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“Si puo, si puo”, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci

“Largo al factorum,” Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia

Hyung Yun

Baritone

Baritone Hyung Yun has been acclaimed for his “subtle musicality and grand voice,” and regularly performs on some of the most esteemed opera stages in the United States. With The Metropolitan Opera, he has performed numerous roles including Valentin in Faust under Maestro James Levine, Ping in Turandot, Lescaut in Manon with Renee Fleming in the title role, and Silvio in Pagliacci. With Los Angeles Opera he made his début as Angelotti in Tosca and returned to sing Marcello in La bohème, Micheletto Cibo in Die Gezeichneten, and Lescaut in Manon with Rolando Villazón & Anna Netrebko under the baton of Plácido Domingo. He débuted as Ping in Turandot with the Santa Fe Opera and returned to sing in their 50th Anniversary Gala Concert. Last season, Yun returned to The Metropolitan Opera for productions of Turandot, Les pêcheurs de perles, and Roberto Devereux, and performed the role of Germont in La traviata with Ash Lawn Opera.  He also performed as the baritone soloist in Hayes’ Requiem at Carnegie Hall. This season, Mr. Yun performs the role of Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Toledo Opera and Opera Carolina, sings the baritone solo in Verdi’s Requiem with Alabama Symphony, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, takes part in Ash Lawn Opera’s production of Rigoletto, and returns to The Metropolitan Opera as da Valvert/Spanish Officer in Cyrano and for their productions of Manon Lescaut and Werther.

Oct
2016

Oct-07
to
Oct-09
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Figaro
Toledo Opera
Toledo, OH
Oct-22
to
Oct-30
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Figaro
Opera Carolina
Charlotte, N
Nov
2016

Nov-14
to
Dec-10
Manon Lescaut
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, New York
Feb
2017

Feb-16
to
Mar-09
Werther
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, New York
Mar
2017

Mar-05
Petite Messe Solennelle
Soloist
New Choral Society
Scarsdale, NY
Mar-31
to
Apr-01
Verdi’s Requiem
Soloist
Alabama Symphony
Birmingham, AL
May
2017

May-02
to
May-13
Cyrano
da Valvert/ Spanish Officer
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, New York
Jun
2017

Jun-19
to
Jul-21
Rigoletto
Ash Lawn Opera
Charlottesville, VA
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…powerful, dark-hued…
 Lucia di Lammermoor “Then there’s Hyung Yun as Enrico. Ruthless, cruel, driven by political ambition, he sacrifices his fragile sister to rebuild his fortunes. Yun’s powerful, dark-hued baritone sets a bellicose mood early on. Later, as his machinations play out tragically, he warms his singing to reveal remorse.” – The Blade 
…mellow yet robust…
 Madama Butterfly “There was nothing held back by the very impressive Hyung Yun, whose mellow yet robust baritone is matched only by his skilled acting as the American counsel Sharpless. Among some impressive performances, his performance is the best overall.”Pulse 
…expressive power and unwavering clarity…
Carmina Burana “Most notable was Korean-American baritone Hyung Yun, who has appeared at the Santa Fe Opera and other major opera companies. He effectively conveyed the work’s ever-shifting emotions, singing with expressive power and unwavering clarity.” Denver Post
…sheer vocal beauty…
 Madama Butterfly“Hyung Yun, a former Domingo Cafritz young artist, won my heart with the sheer vocal beauty he demonstrated as Sharpless. “ – The Washington Post
…great flair…
 Lucia di Lammermoor “Yun Hyung’s menacing Lord Henry Ashton was also sung with great flair. He has a big voice but a supple one, and sang this treacherous part featly.” – The Charlotte Observer
Baritone Hyung Yun has been acclaimed for his “subtle musicality and grand voice,” and regularly performs on some of the most esteemed opera stages in the United States. With The Metropolitan Opera, he has performed numerous roles including Valentin in Faust under Maestro James Levine, Ping in Turandot, Lescaut in Manon with Renee Fleming in the title role, and Silvio in Pagliacci. With Los Angeles Opera he made his début as Angelotti in Tosca and returned to sing Marcello in La bohème, Micheletto Cibo in Die Gezeichneten, and Lescaut in Manon with Rolando Villazón & Anna Netrebko under the baton of Plácido Domingo. He débuted as Ping in Turandot with the Santa Fe Opera and returned to sing in their 50th Anniversary Gala Concert. Last season, Yun returned to The Metropolitan Opera for productions of Turandot, Les pêcheurs de perles, and Roberto Devereux, and performed the role of Germont in La traviata with Ash Lawn Opera.  He also performed as the baritone soloist in Hayes’ Requiem at Carnegie Hall.

This season, Mr. Yun performs the role of Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Toledo Opera and Opera Carolina, sings the baritone solo in Verdi’s Requiem with Alabama Symphony, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, takes part in Ash Lawn Opera’s production of Rigoletto, and returns to The Metropolitan Opera as da Valvert/Spanish Officer in Cyrano and for their productions of Manon Lescaut and Werther.

Mr. Yun continues to win over audiences and critics alike with dynamic portrayals including Ping in Turandot at San Francisco Opera; Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor at Minnesota Opera; Tulsa Opera, and Opera Carolina; the title role in Eugene Onegin at Madison Opera, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Washington National Opera; Marcello in La bohème with Minnesota Opera and Tulsa Opera; Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro at Seoul Metropolitan Opera in a David McVicar/Royal Opera House production; and Valentin in Faust with Austin Opera. He also joined the roster of Chicago Lyric Opera for a production of Il trovatore. He appeared as Melchior in the BBC TV production of Amahl and the Night Visitors with Francesca Zambello and Patricia Racette. He also appeared in the PBS TV Broadcast for “Domingo & Friends” with Washington National Opera and in a Spanish National TV broadcast of the Concert for Deaf children with Juan Pons, Marcello Giordani & Ruggiero Raimondi.

During his tenure as a young artist at Washington National Opera, he sang the title role of Don Giovanni under the baton of Plácido Domingo. He returned a few seasons later as a guest artist to sing Marcello in La bohème. Additional operatic highlights include Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with New York City Opera, and Valentin in Faust at Palm Beach Opera. He sang the role of Marcello in La bohème with the Merola Young Artist Program at San Francisco Opera and Ford in Falstaff as part of the Tanglewood Festival Fellowship Program with Maestro Seiji Ozawa.

An in demand international concert artist, Mr. Yun’s favorite engagements include Händel’s Messiah with Phoenix Symphony, which he performed for eight consecutive seasons; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Tokyo City Symphony; Nielson’s Symphony No. 2 with Philadelphia Orchestra; Verdi’s Requiem at Lincoln Center, and Carmina Burana with the Colorado Symphony.

Mr. Yun has numerous accolades and awards to his credit including The Sullivan Foundation Award, a Connecticut Opera Company Scholarship, Santa Fe Opera Awards, and was a National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

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