Baritone Hyung Yun has been acclaimed for his “subtle musicality and grand voice,” and regularly performs on some of the most esteemed opera stages in the United States. With The Metropolitan Opera, he has performed numerous roles including Valentin in Faust under Maestro James Levine, Ping in Turandot, Lescaut in Manon with Renee Fleming in the title role, and Silvio in Pagliacci. With Los Angeles Opera he made his début as Angelotti in Tosca and returned to sing Marcello in La bohème, Micheletto Cibo in Die Gezeichneten, and Lescaut in Manon with Rolando Villazón & Anna Netrebko under the baton of Plácido Domingo. He débuted as Ping in Turandot with the Santa Fe Opera and returned to sing in their 50th Anniversary Gala Concert.
This past season, Yun returned to The Metropolitan Opera to sing Ping for their production of Turandot, performed Germont in La Traviata with Calgary Opera, and Yamadori in Madama Butterfly with Dallas Opera. This season, Mr. Yun returns to The Metropolitan Opera once again for their production of Madama Butterfly, sings Germont in La Traviata with Opera Omaha and performs the title role of Rigoletto with Opera Columbus.
Mr. Yun continues to win over audiences and critics alike with dynamic portrayals including Ping in Turandot at San Francisco Opera; Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor at Minnesota Opera, Tulsa Opera, and Opera Carolina; the title role in Eugene Onegin at Madison Opera; Germont in La traviata with Ash Lawn Opera; Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Washington National Opera; Marcello in La bohème with Minnesota Opera and Tulsa Opera; Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro at Seoul Metropolitan Opera in a David McVicar/Royal Opera House production; and Valentin in Faust with Austin Opera. He also joined the roster of Lyric Opera of Chicago for a production of Il trovatore; appeared as Melchior in the BBC TV production of Amahl and the Night Visitors with Francesca Zambello and Patricia Racette; and appeared in the PBS TV Broadcast for “Domingo & Friends” with Washington National Opera and in a Spanish National TV broadcast of the Concert for Deaf children with Juan Pons, Marcello Giordani & Ruggiero Raimondi. Additionally, Yun recently performed with The Metropolitan Opera for their productions of Turandot, Les pêcheurs de perles, and Roberto Devereux.
During his tenure as a young artist at Washington National Opera, he sang the title role of Don Giovanni under the baton of Plácido Domingo. He returned a few seasons later as a guest artist to sing Marcello in La bohème. Additional operatic highlights include Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with New York City Opera and Valentin in Faust at Palm Beach Opera. He also sang the role of Marcello in La bohème with the Merola Young Artist Program at San Francisco Opera and Ford in Falstaff as part of the Tanglewood Festival Fellowship Program with Maestro Seiji Ozawa.
An in demand international concert artist, Mr. Yun’s favorite engagements include, most recently, Hayes’ Requiem at Carnegie Hall; Händel’s Messiah with Phoenix Symphony, which he performed for eight consecutive seasons; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Tokyo City Symphony; Nielson’s Symphony No. 2 with Philadelphia Orchestra; Verdi’s Requiem at Lincoln Center; and Carmina Burana with the Colorado Symphony.
Mr. Yun has numerous accolades and awards to his credit including The Sullivan Foundation Award, a Connecticut Opera Company Scholarship, and Santa Fe Opera Awards, as well as being a National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.