SEUNG-JIN CHOI, Tenor (Englisch)
Korean tenor Seung-jin Choi started his World career in the mid-nineties and has gained his reputation in a widely encompassing repertoire.
Acclaimed for his Italian timbre, he followed invitations to Italy, appearing in Asti, Brescia, Gallarate, Milan, Montecatini, Parma, Salsomaggiore, S.Angelo Lodogiano, Chiari and Voghera, making his debut as Charles in “The Robbers” and singing “Messa di Requiem”, the Duke of Mantua in “Rigoletto”, and his role dubut as Radames in “Aida”.
Seung-jin Choi was furthermore invited to the opera theaters of Tallin and Tartu in Estonia, and moved on to various German companies appearing in Eisenach, Erfurt, Flensburg, Kassel, Rostock, Detmold, Duisburg, at the Hamburg State Opera, at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, in Oldenburg and in Schwerin as well as in Holland at the Opera Wroclawska in Poland at the Opera theaters of Taipei, Taichung and Kao-Hsiung in Taiwan at the Opera theater Utsunomya in Japan. In 2010 he accepted professorship in Korea.
His repertoire includes Riccardo in “Un Ballo in Maschera”, Froh in “Reingold” the Italian singer in “Rosenkavalier”, Alvaro in “La Forza del Destino”, Kalaf in “Turadot”, Samson in “Samso et Dalila”, Cavaradossi in “Tosca”, Otello in “Otello”, Radames in “Aida”, Don Jose in “Carmen”, Rodolfo in “La Boheme”, Luigi in “Il Tabarro”, Pinkerton in “Madama Butterfly”, Bank-Ban in “Bank-Ban”, Tenor Solo in “Messa di Requiem”, Tenor Solo in “Messiah” and Sou-Chong in “Das Land des Lächelns”.
Award and competition history includes Winner of the Special Prize “Competition San Remo” January 1997 San Remo/ Italy, 2nd Place “International Competition Giuseppe Verdi” October 1997 Parma/Italy, Finals “Singing Competition Francisco Vinas” January 1998 Barcelona /Spain, 3rd Place “Competition Ranieri I Cestelli” March 1998 Munich/Germany, 3rd Place “International Music Competition” May 1998 Pietra Ligure/Italy, 2nd Place “Competition Ranieri I Cestelli” September 1998 Hamburg/Germany, “Associazone Musicale Ital-Corea” I Migliori Cantanti nel 98’ November 1998 Milano/Italy.
Seung-jin Choi received his education at the University of Music of South Korea, at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan(Italy) and at the University of Music in Rostock(Germany).