Hansung Yoo, baritone
Baritone

Hansung Yoo

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Represented By:

Michael Morelli
mm@crescendiartists.com
+45 21 95 28 28

Ole Justesen
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+45 21 85 58 60

INTRODUCTION

Baritone Hansung Yoo has an exceptionally beautiful voice with good volume and musical expression and impressive stage presence.

RECENT AND FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS

Most recent projects include among others:

  • Alfio/Cavalleria Rusticana, Tonio/I Pagliacci and Gunther/Götterdämmerung at Staatstheater Kassel.

Other future performances include:

  • an important debut at ROH Covent Garden London as Ping in Turandot;
  • Ping/Turandot at Oesternfestspiele Salzburg w. C. Thielemann;
  • Tonio/I Pagliacci at Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv;
  • Giorgio Germont/La Traviata, Escamillo/Carmen, Donner/Rheingold, Gunther/Götterdämmerung at Staatstheater Kassel.

BIOGRAPHY

Hansung Yoo studied classical voice at The Korean National University of Arts in Seoul, Korea. Studying under Prof. Hans Choi he received a Bachelor of Music. Mr. Yoo continued his education at Hamburg University of Music and Theatre. Studying under Prof. Carolyn James, he received his both his Master of Opera and an Advanced Diploma in Vocal Music, Lieder and Oratorio Singing.

Career Highlights from Previous Seasons

Season 2018/2019  engagements for Mr. Yoo included the roles of Ping/Turandot, Sharpless/Madama Butterfly, Figaro/Il barbiere di Siviglia at Staatstheater Kassel and Conte di Luna/Il trovatore at Theater Koblenz.

Among the season 2017/2018 engagements for Hansung Yoo were Carlo Gérard/Andrea Chenier, Marcello/La Bohème, Kurwenal/Tristan und Isolde.

In 2016/17 season, Mr. Yoo sang Figaro/ Il barbiere di Siviglia, Baron Puck/Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein, Graf Almaviva/Le nozze di Figaro, Mercutio/Roméo und Juliette and Ein Mandarin/Turandot.

In 2015/16 season, Mr. Yoo sang the title role in Eugene Onegin, Leander in Prokofiev’s Love of Three Oranges and Marcello/La Bohème. He was also heard as Fritz/Die tote Stadt by Korngold and as James Bondy in the operetta The Duchess of Chicago.

For the 2014/15 season Mr. Yoo was heard as Orestes/Iphigenie en Tauride and Figaro/Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

Since the 2013/14 season, Mr. Yoo has been a member of the Ensemble at the Staatstheater Kassel, where he initially distinguished himself as Papageno/Die Zauberflöte and Dr. Falke/ Die Fledermaus. He also played Schaunard/La Bohème and Marullo/Rigoletto during the 2013/14 season.

AWARDS

Hansung Yoo’s latest competitions were the 2014 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels where he was a finalist and the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, where he placed 3rd.

Mr. Yoo has won many significant competitions throughout his career. He won the 2008 International Vocal Competition in ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands), as well as 5 additional awards there. Also in 2008 he was a finalist at the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig. He finished in 2nd place at the European Opera Singing Competition DEBUT in Weikersheim (Germany) in 2010, as well as winning the International Opera Singing Competition of Marmande (France) in 2011. In the same year Mr. Yoo won the International Music Competition in Cologne as well as placing 2nd and winning the Audience Prize at the 2012 ARD International Music Competition in Munich.

AUDIO & VIDEO

Hansung Yoo – Die tote Stadt by E.W. Korngold – Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen

Hansung Yoo – None but the Lonely Heart by P. I. Tchaikovsky (The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition)

Hansung Yoo – Andrea Chénier by U. Giordano – Nemico della patria

REVIEWS

Tristan und Isolde at Staatstheater Kassel – June 2018

“[…] Aufhorchen ließ der junge Bariton Hansung Yoo mit klarer Diktion und in allen Lagen sehr gut durchgebildetem Stimmpotenzial. Zur vokalen Akkuratesse in markanter Farbpracht, demonstrierte der Sänger imposant darstellerische Qualitäten als umsorgender treuer Kurwenal.” – “
–  Gerhard Hoffmann, Online Merker

Andrea Chénier at Staatstheater Kassel – September 2017

“Als wahrer Glücksfall erweisen sich die Solisten: Hansung Yoo, ein traumhafter Bariton, führt die Komplexität und Zerrissenheit des Revolutionärs Gérard mit kraftvollem Ausdruck und feinen Nuancierungen vor – bis zur fatalen Erkenntnis: »Ich glaubte ein Riese zu sein und bin immer ein Sklave geblieben.”
– Werner Fritsch, HNA

Götterdämmerung at Staatstheater Kassel – September 2017

“ […] Dazu verfügt sie über ebenso viel darstellerisches Talent wie ihr Kollege Hansung Yoo. Das südkoreanische Ensemblemitglied zeigt seinen farbenreichen Bariton voll eindrucksvoller Durchschlagskraft, so dass Carlo Gérard in ihm den idealen Darsteller findet.”
– Jochen Rüth, Der Opernfreund

Farbenfest at Staatstheater Kassel – October 2017

“[…] bei überzeugender Darbietung der Solisten und Chöre bis hin zum Cantamus-Kinderchor. Besonders wohltönend: Hansung Yoo (Marcello) mit kraftvoll-balsamischem Bariton. Kein Wunder, dass das Kasseler Ensemble-Mitglied bereits einen Preis beim legendären Tschaikowsky-Wettbewerb gewonnen hat.”
– Georg Pepl, HNA

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