Dong-Hwan Lee

Represented By:

Michael Morelli
+45 21 95 28 28

Ole Justesen
+45 21 85 58 60


Korean baritone Dong-Hwan Lee is a member of the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper Berlin since season 2015/16.

He has strong, powerful voice and impressive stage presence.


Recently Dong-Hwan Lee has performed as:

  • Conte di Luna/Il Trovatore at Opera Østfold;
  • Ping/Turandot, Escamillo/Carmen and Andrey Shchelkalov/Boris Godunov at Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Future engements include:

  • Madarin/Turandot at Osterfestspiele Salzburg w.C. Thielemann;
  • Simon Boccanegra, Sharpless/Madama Butterfly, Germont/La Traviata, Ping/Turandot, Heerrufer/Lohengrin at Deutsche Oper Berlin;
  • Don Giovanni at Daegu Opera House;
  • Figaro/Le Nozze di Figaro at Seongnam Arts Center.


Since season 2015/16 Dong-Hwan Lee has performed in various productions at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. He has sang Escamillo/Carmen, Germont/La Traviata, Sharpless/Mafama Butterfly, Ping/Turandot, Heerrufer/Lohegrin, Cecil/Maria Stuarda, Don Alvaro/Il Viaggio A Reims.

In the 2014/15 season, Mr. Lee sang the role of Monterone in Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden). Additionally this season, he performed the role of Le Comte Monterone in Rigoletto at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulose.

He joined the International Opera Studio at the Staatsoper Hamburg from 2009 to 2011, then he also made his debut at Theater Augsburg from 2011 to 2015 with the roles of Germont/La Traviata, Simon Boccanegra, Escamillo/Carmen, Marcello/La Bohéme, Golaud/Pelléas et Mélisande, Tierbändiger/Lulu, Figaro/Le Nozze di Figaro, Leporello/Don Giovanni, Vater/Hänsel und Gretel, Heerrufer/Lohengrin, Altgeselle/Jenufa.


Dong-Hwan Lee has been awarded prizes in various international competitions, such as the First Prize at the 32nd International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Amsterdam 2013, First Prize at the Queen Sonja competition (Oslo), 2nd Prize at the Toulouse International Singing competition (Toulouse), Special Prize at the Francisco Vinas competition (Barcelona), First Prize at the Beniamino Gigli International Singing Competition (Rome) and Third Prize at the Maria Callas International Singing competition (Athens).




Bizet, G. Carmen Escamillo
Debussy, C. Pelleas et Melisande Goloud
Donizetti, G. Lucia di Lammermoor Enrico
Maria Stuarda Cecil
L’Elisir d’Amore Belcore
Bellini, V. I Puritani Riccardo
Humperdinck, E. Hänsel und Gretel Peter
Mozart, W.A. Le Nozze di Figaro Figaro
Don Giovanni Don Giovanni
Così fan tutte Guglielmo
Mussorgsky, M. Boris Godunov Andrey Shchelkalov
Puccini, G. Tosca Scarpia
La bohème Marcello
Madama Butterfly Sharpless
Turandot Ping
Rossini, G. Il Viaggio a Reim Don Alvaro
Verdi, G. Simon Boccanegra Simon
Il Trovatore Conte di Luna
La Traviata Giorgio Germont
Un Ballo in Maschera Renato
Aida Amonasro
Falstaff Ford
Wagner, R. Lohengrin Heerrufer
Das Rheingold Donner
Rienzi Paolo


Beethoven, L.V. Symphony no. 9
Faure, G. Reqiuem
Haydn, J. Die Schöpfung
Mendelssohn, F. Elijah


Dong-Hwan Lee – La Traviata by G. Verdi – Di provenza il mar, il suol…

Dong-Hwan Lee – Falstaff by G. Verdi – È sogno? o realtà

Dong-Hwan Lee – La Bohème by G. Puccini – Act 4: O Mimì, Tu più non torni…

Dong-Hwan Lee – I Puritani by V. Bellini – Suoni la tromba


In a hotly contested final, Korean baritone Dong-Hwan Lee took the laurels to win first prize in this year’s International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition.

Lee’s winning performance was a full-blooded rendition of the Toreador’s Song from Carmen, sung with substance as well as gusto. The tall, burly singer still needs to polish up his rather awkward stage presence, but the judges recognised his potential to become a major player as a dramatic baritone with a voice that is built on a solid bass register. Lee receives engagements at the Royal OperaHouse, London and Cape Town Opera as part of the first prize, which is awarded in memory of soprano Teresa Stich-Randall.