Deborah Sanders

Arts Management

Kihun Yoon

Baritone

Korean baritone Kihun Yoon continues for a seventh season as a principal artist in the vocal ensemble at Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, where he sings the title part of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, followed by Frank Die Tote Stadt, Wotan Die Walkure, Borilée Les Boreades, Balstrode Peter Grimes and to close out the season, the role of Marco Gianni Schicchi. He returns as a guest artist to Los Angeles Opera, where he was previously a member of the Domingo-Thornton young artist program in 2016/17, to sing the role of Germont La Traviata.

Previous highlights of the artist’s career in Oldenburg include his great successes in Wagner’s Ring Cycle last season, in which he sang Gunter Gotterdammerung, Wotan Das Rheingold,  Wanderer, Die Walkure and Alberich Siegfried winning outstanding reviews.

“Kihun Yoon’s Marcello was the young cast’s anchor, with real beauty of voice and easy command.”  

– Laurence Vittes, Bachtrack, 15 September 2019

“The most vocal achievement came from Kihun Yoon as secretary and first hand of the governor. He becomes even more violent in his care and loyalty to his friend when he learns about the alleged infidelity of his wife and Riccardo. What was once tender regard changes to the infernal will to destroy: Renato becomes the leader of the conspirators. In terms of voice, the virile baritone Kihun Yoon masters this process of change very convincingly…”

– Andreas Schweiberer, NWZ Online, 9 December 2019

BERLIOZ         

La Damnation de Faust ( Mephistopheles)

BIZET           

Carmen (Escamillo)

DONIZETTI       

L`elisir D`amore (Belcore)

Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico)

Roberto Devereux (Nottingham)

GASSMANN      

L`opera seria (Delirio)

GLASS           

Akhnaten (Horemhab)

GIORDANO       

Andrea Chénier  (Carlo Gérard)

HEGGIE          

Dead Man Waking (Joseph de Rocher)

HUMPERDINCK   

Hansel and Gretel (Peter)

LEONCAVALLO    

Pagliacci ( Tonio)

MASCAGNI       

Cavalleria rusticana (Alfio)

MASSNET        

Thaïs (Athanaël)

MOZART         

Don Giovanni (title, Leporello, Masetto)

Le nozze di Figaro ( Figaro, Count Almaviva)

OFFENBACH      

Les Contes d’Hoffmann ( Luther)

PAISIELLO        

Il Barbiere di Siviglia ( Figaro)

PUCCINI          

Madam Butterfly  (Sharpless)

La Boheme  (Marcello,Schaunard)

Il Tabarro   (Michele)

Gianni Schicchi  (title, Notaio)

Tosca  (Scarpia, Sagrestano)

Turandot (Ping)

ROSSINI         

La pietra del paragone (Macrobio)

STATKOWSKI     

Maria (Miecznik)

STRAUSS         

Salome ( Jochanaan, First Nazarene)

VERDI            

Aida  (Amonasro)   

Il Trovatore  (Count di Luna)

La forza del destino (Don Carlo)

La Traviata  (Germont)

Macbeth  (title)

Otello   (Iago)

Rigoletto  (title)

Simon Boccanegra ( title)

Un Ballo in Maschera (Renato)

WAGNER        

Das Rheingold ( Wotan)

Die Walküre ( Wotan)

 Siegfried ( Alberich)

Götterdammerung ( Gunter)

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