Ho-Yoon Chung, tenor

Ho-Yoon Chung

Represented By:

Michael Morelli
+45 21 95 28 28

Ole Justesen
+45 21 85 58 60


Born in Seoul, South Korea.

Ho-Yoon Chung 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. 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 of his time.

Recently the artist has performed Chevalier Des Grieux/Manon and Werther in Tel Aviv, Duca/RIgoletto at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw and at Teatro Petruzelli di Bari, Alfredo/La Traviata and Rodolfo/La Bohéme at Opera Australia, Rodolfo/La bohème at Korea National Opera,  Gustavo/Ein Maskenball and Riccardo/Un Ballo in Maschera at Theater Chemnitz, Cavaradossi/Tosca with Taiwan Philharmonic as well as a concert with Odense Symphony Orchestra.

Future highlights among others include Alfredo/La Traviata at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Carlo VII/Giovanna D’arco by Verdi at Opéra-Théâtre de Metz Métropole, Rodolfo/La Bohème in Taichung, Edgardo/Lucia di Lammermoor at Teatre Palma de Mallorca, a Gala Concert with Karel Mark Chichon and Orquestra Filarmonica de Gran Canaria, Werther/Rigoletto at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw.

Engagements in 2016/2017 include Edgardo/Lucia di Lammermoor at Tearo Comunale Bologna, Rodolfo/La Bohéme at Teatro Verdi Trieste, Duca/Rigoletto at Greek National Opera,  Nemorino/L’Elissir d’Amore at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Duca/Rigoletto at Teatro Real de Madrid, Chevalier Des Grieux/Manon at Lithuanian National Opera in Vilnius, Verdi’s Messa de Requiem in St. Helena, in Erkelenz and Lyon, Alfredo/La traviata at Opera Australia and Rodolfo/La Bohéme in Daegu, South Korea.

Engagements in 2014 and 2015 include Chevalier Des Grieux/Manon at Wiener Staatsoper, Alfredo/La Traviata with Daniel Oren at Tel Aviv Opera at Outdoor Masada, Mozart Requiem in Korea Great Mountains Music Festival, Covering of Vittorio Grigolo as Roméo in Roméo et Juliette by Gounod in Arena di Verona, Beethoven Symphony 9 in Saarbrücken and Seoul , Verdis Requiem in Stuttgart, Wiesbaden and Berlin, Duca/Rigoletto at Teatro Luciano Pavarotti di Modena and in Trento, Rodolfo/La Bohéme at Hamburger Staatsoper, Alfredo/Traviata at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Duca/Rigoletto at Polish National Opera in Warsaw and Mario Cavaradossi/Tosca Outdoor in Norway with Opera Østfold and Fenton/Falstaff at Teatro Verdi di Trieste.

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.

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 tenor to Sumi Jo swiftly followed by his Japan debut at the Tokyo City Opera Hall in 2003.

Ho-yoon Chung is working with conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Franz Welser-Moest, Karel Mark Chichon, Alain Altinoglu, Joseph Colaneri, Daniele Gatti, Adam Fischer, Peter Schneider, Renato Palumbo, Friedrich Haider, Marcus Bosch, Simone Young, Ingo Metzmacher, John Fiore, Michel Plasson, Philippe Auguin, Alfred Eschwe, Stefan Soltesz, Ion Marino, Claude Schnitzler, Julia Jones, Dan Ettinger, Bertrand de Billy, Niksa Bareza and Constantinos Carydis, Myung-Whun Chung among others.



Bellini, V. La sonnambula Elvino
Bizet, G. Carmen Don Jose
Donizetti, G. Anna Bolena Riccardo Percy
L’elisir d’amore Nemorino
Lucia di Lammermoor Edgardo
Roberto Devereux Roberto Devereux
Gounod, C. Faust Faust
Romeo et Juliette Romeo
Halevy, F. La Juive Prince Léopold
Leoncavallo, R. Pagliacci Beppe
Massenet, J. Manon Des Grieux
Werther Werther
Ponchielli, A. La Gioconda Enzo
Poulenc, F. Dialogues des Carmelites Chevalier de la Force
Puccini, G. La boheme Rodolfo
La fanciulla del West Dick Johnson alias Ramerrez
Madama Butterfly Goro
Tosca Mario Cavaradossi
Strauss, R. Capriccio Italian singer
Der Rosenkavalier Der Sänger
Salome Narraboth
Verdi, G. Don Carlos Don Carlos (Don Carlo)
Falstaff Fenton
La traviata Alfredo
Macbeth Macduff
Nabucco Ismaele
Otello Cassio
Rigoletto Duke of Mantua
Un ballo in maschera Riccardo
Verdi,G. Jerusalem Gaston
Wagner, R. Der fliegende Holländer Steuermann
Beethoven, L.v. Symphony no. 9
Mozart, W.A. Requiem
Rossini, G. Stabat Mater
Verdi, G. Messa da Requiem


Ho-Yoon Chung – Rigoletto by G. Verdi – Ella mi fu rapita – Seoul, Oct 2017

Ho-Yoon Chung – La Traviata by G. Verdi – Libiamo – Sydney, Feb 2017

Ho-Yoon Chung – Faust by C. Gounod – Salut, demeure chaste et pure

Ho-Yoon Chung – Rigoletto by G. Verdi – La donna e mobile – Seoul, Oct 2017

Ho-Yoon Chung – La Traviata by G. Verdi – Lungi da lei, cabaletta – Sydney, Feb 2017


Hinter der Maske lebt es sich gefährlich – Verdis „Ein Maskenball“ in Chemnitz, December 2017

‘Als Gustavo wirft sich Ho-Yoon Chung mit Verve und schmetterndem Tenor in die Rolle des tragischen königlichen Liebhabers.’
– Joachim Lange, https://www.nmz.de