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Ho-Yoon Chung

Ho-Yoon Chung

Tenor

Through his compelling performances with leading opera houses and orchestras around the world, Ho-Yoon Chung has firmly established himself as a unique and promising singer.

Engagements in 2016/2017 include Rodolfo/La Bohème at Teatro Verdi Trieste, Duca/Rigoletto at Greek National Opera, Nemorino/L'Elisir d'Amore at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Enzo/La Gioconda at Malmö Operan, Duca/Rigoletto at Teatro Real de Madrid, Des Grieux/Manon at Lithuanian National Opera in Vilnius, Verdi Requiem in St. Helena, Erkelenz and Lyon and Rodolfo/La Bohème in Daegu, South Korea.

Engagements in 2014 and 2015 included Des Grieux/Manon at Wiener Staatsoper, Rodolfo/La Bohème at Hamburger Staatsoper, Alfredo/La Traviata at Tel Aviv Opera and Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Mozart Requiem in Korea Great Mountains Music Festival, Beethoven Symphony 9 in Saarbrücken and Seoul, Verdi Requiem in Stuttgart, Wiesbaden and Berlin, Duca/Rigoletto at Teatro Luciano Pavarotti di Modena, in Trento and at Polish National Opera in Warsaw, Cavaradossi/Tosca outdoors in Norway with Opera Østfold and Fenton/Falstaff at Teatro Verdi di Trieste.

It was as winner of the Grand Prix at “Concours International de Chant de Verviers” in 2001 that Ho-Yoon Chung first burst into the international music scene. This was followed by him being a finalist at the ‘International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition’ in Vienna and winning the “Korea National Opera Competition” in Seoul. That same year he had his debut at the Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall as partner to Sumi Jo, followed by his Japan debut at the Tokyo City Opera Hall in 2003.

Ho-Yoon Chung made his European debut in 2003. As member of the Internationale Opernstudio der Hamburgischen Staatsoper between 2003 and 2006 the young tenor made his debut at the Hamburg State Opera as Alfredo in La Traviata and further sang roles as Fenton, Il Duca di Mantova, Le Chevalier in Dialogues des Carmélites, Beppe, Steuermann and Ismaele among others. In 2006 he came to Vienna and made his debut at the Vienna Staatsoper as the Duke in Rigoletto, also singing roles such as Cassio, Alfredo, Sänger in Der Rosenkavalier, Steuermann, and Romeo.

Born in Seoul, South Korea he began singing from an early age in a local church choir. He continued his musical studies at the Seoul National University and the Universität der Künste in Berlin. He had his opera debut in 1998 as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore in Seoul.