Korean-born character tenor, Julius Ahn, has made multiple noted company debuts with critical acclaim over the past season. With the Aspen Opera Theater Center, he performed Bégearss in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, with Chicago Opera Theater he debuted as Demo in Cavalli’s Giasone, and with Boston Lyric Opera as Tanzmeister and Brighella in R. Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos.
Next, he will return to Boston Lyric Opera to perform the role of Soldier in Ullmann’s The Emperor of Atlantis and Ruffiano in John Musto’s The Inspector, Pang in Turandot at Seattle Opera, as well as performing Goro in Madama Butterfly at Opera Carolina and Palm Beach Opera, Sellem in The Rake’s Progress at the Princeton Festival, Curzio/Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro at Baltimore Opera, and the lead role in Aaron Jafferis and Byron Au Yong’s Stuck Elevator at the Sundance Institute Theatre.
In 2008, Mr. Ahn graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Vinson Cole and performed a wide range of operatic roles: the title roles in Mozart’s The Impresario and Cavalli’s L’Egisto, as well as Roger Doremus in Hoiby’s Summer and Smoke, Mercury in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, and The Son in Poulenc’s The Breasts of Tirésias.
Additional performed roles include the title role in Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers, Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème, St. Brioche in Lehár’s The Merry Widow, Kaspar in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Basilio in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Le Chevalier de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, and the Grouch in Kapilow’s Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. Equally at home in musical theatre, Ahn was recently seen onstage as the King of Siam in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s King and I.
Opera Carolina Performances:
Madama Butterfly (2011–2012)