Baritone Hansung Yoo has an exceptionally beautiful voice with good volume and musical expression and impressive stage presence.
RECENT AND FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS
Most recent and future projects include among others:
- 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;
- Alfio/Cavalleria Rusticana, Tonio/I Pagliacci, Gunther/Götterdämmerung, Giorgio Germont/La Traviata, Escamillo/Carmen and Donner/Rheingold at Staatstheater Kassel.
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.
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.
|Christoph, W.G.||Iphigénie en Tauride||Oreste|
|Donizetti, G.||Don Pasquale||Malatesta|
|Lucia di Lammermoor||Enrico|
|Giordano, U.||Andrea Chénier||Carlo Gérard|
|Roméo et Juliette||Mercutio|
|Korngold, E.W.||Die tote Stadt||Fritz (Pierrot)|
|Leoncavallo, R.||Pagliacci||Silvio, Tonio|
|Mascagni, P.||Cavalleria rusticana||Alfio|
|Mozart, W.A.||Cosi fan tutte||Guglielmo|
|Die Zauberflöte||Papageno, Sprecher|
|Don Giovanni||Don Giovanni|
|Le Nozze di Figaro||Conte d’Almaviva|
|Puccini, G.||La Bohème||Schaunard, Marcello|
|Rossini, G||Il barbiere di Siviglia||Figaro|
|Il viaggio a Reims||Lord Sidney|
|Strauss, J.||Die Fledermaus||Dr. Falke|
|Tchaikovsky, P.||Eugen Onegin||Eugen Onegin|
|Verdi, G.||Don Carlos||Rodrigo|
|Il trovatore||Conte di Luna|
|La Traviata||Giorgio Germont|
|Un ballo in maschera||Renato|
|Wagner, R.||Das Rheingold||Donner|
|Tristan und Isolde||Kurwenal|
|Weill, K.||Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt-Mahagonny||Dreieinigkeitsmoses|
|Bach, J.S.||H-Moll Messe BWV 232|
|Ich habe genug BWV 82|
|Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen BWV 56|
|Johannes Passion BWV 245|
|Matthäus Passion BWV 244|
|Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248|
|Brahms, J.||Ein Deutsches Requiem|
|Vier ernste Gesänge|
|Haydn, J.||Die Schöpfung|
|Liszt, F.||Tre sonetti di Petrarca|
|Mahler , G.||Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen|
|Mendelssohn Bartholy, F.||Elias|
|Mozart, W.A.||Requiem KV 626|
|Ravel, M.||Don Quichotte à Dulcinée|
|Schubert, F.||Die schöne Müllerin D. 795|
|Schwanengesang D. 957|
|Winterreise D. 911|
|Schumann, R.||Dichterliebe Op. 48|
|Liederkreis Op. 24|
|Szymanowski, K.||Stabat mater op. 53|
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
Tristan und Isolde at Staatstheater Kassel – June 2018
Andrea Chénier at Staatstheater Kassel – September 2017
Götterdämmerung at Staatstheater Kassel – September 2017
Farbenfest at Staatstheater Kassel – October 2017