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Hyung Yun

  • Voice Type
    Baritone
  • Roles
    Baritone in
    Art • Poetry • Music
    Enrico in
    Lucia di Lammermoor
    Figaro in
    The Barber of Seville

Hyung Yun

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 inFaust 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. This season, Yun returns to The Metropolitan Opera for productions of TurandotLes pêcheurs de perles, and Roberto Devereux, and will perform the role of Germont in La traviata with Ash Lawn Opera.  He will also perform as the baritone soloist in Hayes’ Requiem with Mid-America Productions.  In future seasons, Yun will return to Toledo Opera and return to Opera Carolina.

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 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 inLa 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 9th Symphony 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.