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Lucia di Lammermoor
A rising star on the operatic scene, Korean-American baritone Hyung Yun has performed on some of the most prestigious stages in the United States. With the Metropolitan Opera, he has sung Valentin in Faust under Maestro James Levine, Ping in Turandot, Lescaut in Manon with Renee Fleming in the title role, and Silvio in I Pagliacci. With Los Angeles Opera he made his debut as Angelotti in Tosca and returned to sing Marcello in La Boheme, Micheletto Cibo in Die Gezeichneten, and Lescaut in Manon with Rolando Villazon & Anna Netrebko under the baton of Placido Domingo. He debuted as Ping in Turandot with the Santa Fe Opera and returned to sing in their 50th Anniversary Gala Concert.
Upcoming in the U.S., Mr. Yun performs Ping in Turandot at the San Francisco Opera, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Minnesota Opera, the title role in Eugene Onegin at Madison Opera, and Carmina Burana with the Colorado Symphony. He also returns to his native Seoul, Korea as Germont in La Traviata at the Seoul Metropolitan Opera, and performs Belcore in L'Elisir d'Amore and Ford in Falstaff under Myunghoon Chung at the Korean National Opera.
Recent operatic engagements from the past two seasons include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with the San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, and Welsh National Opera, Valentin in Faust and Escamillo in Carmen with Madison Opera, Marcello in La Boheme and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor with Tulsa Opera, Marcello in La Boheme with Minnesota Opera, Micheletto Cibo in Die Gezeichneten at the Los Angeles Opera, and at the Seoul Metropolitan Opera, he performed Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, a David McVicar/Royal Opera House production.
During his tenure as a young artist at Washington National Opera, he sang the title role of Don Giovanni under the baton of Placido Domingo, A Trojan Man and a Count Tomsky cover in Pique Dame, Dancairo in Carmen, Lescaut cover in Manon Lescaut and Germont cover in La Traviata. He returned a few seasons later as a guest artist to sing Marcello in La Boheme.
Additional operatic highlights include Figaro in Barber of Seville with the New York City Opera tour, Valentin in Faust at Palm Beach Opera, and Belcore in L'Elisir d'Amore with Bob Jones Opera. He sang the role of Marcello in La Boheme 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. As a young artist with the Santa Fe Opera, he sang the Jailor in Dialogue of the Carmelites, as well as covering Escamillo in Carmen and Altair in Strauss' The Egyptian Helen. While at the Curtis Institute of Music, he covered Germont, Marcello, Figaro, Count, and Rigoletto with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, as well as sang the roles of Johann, Imperial Commissioner and Marullo.
In concert, he has sung Handel's Messiah with Phoenix Symphony and in Seoul, Korea, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Tokyo City Symphony and Nielson's Symphony No. 2 with Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Yun has been a recipient of a 2002 Sullivan Award, a Connecticut Opera Company Scholarship, a Santa Fe Opera Award of 1999 & 2001, and was a National Finalist in the 1996-1997 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He appeared as Melchior in BBC TV production of Amahl and the Night Visitors with Francesca Zambello and Patricia Racette. He also appeared in PBS TV Broadcast for "Domingo & Friends" with Washington Opera and in a Spanish National TV broadcast for the Concert for Deaf children with Juan Pons, Marcello Giordani & Ruggiero Raimondi.