Jay Kwon

Tenor

After his musical studies in Daegu (South Korea) he moved to Italy to perfect his skills at the Academies of Rome and of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He won numerous international singing competitions.

 

He has recently sung Don Carlo at Daegu Opera, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor at Bunkamura Theatre in Tokyo, Rodolfo in La Bohéme at Hiroshima Theatre and Alfredo in La Traviata at Teatro delle Muse Ancona.

 

He debuted the role of the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania and Faust at the National Theatre of Taichung (Taiwan).

 

For the Teatro alla Scala he was Rodolfo in La Bohème, Principe di Persia in Turandot, Don Eusebio in L'Occasione Fa il Ladro, Serano in La Donna del Lago, Messaggero in Aida, Italian tenor in Der Rosenkavalier and Benvolio in Romeo et Juliette.

 

He was Radames in Aida at the Teatro Sociale of Como for As.Li.Co., Alfredo in La Traviata at the Badisches Staatstheater of Karlsruhe and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly.

 

His concert activity is also intense. He performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and Schumana's Faust-Szenen with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala conducted by Pinchas Steinberg. He also performs at the Teatro Regio in Parma, Roman Amphitheatre in Pompei, Casa Verdi in Milan, Ravello Festival, and abroad at the Kiev Opera House, Bunkan Kaikan Theatre in Tokyo, Hongkong City Hall, Athens Auditorium, Italian Institute of Culture in Madrid, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Theatre, Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin and Seattle Opera.

 

His future engagements include Nemorino in L´Elisir d´Amore at the Daegu Opera and on tour in other Korean venues.

 

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Composer Opera Role Theatre
L. v. Beethoven IX Sinfonia   Ravello Festival
      Daegu Opera
V. Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi Tebaldo  
G. Bizet Carmen Don Josè  
F. Cilea Adriana Lecouvreur Maurizio  
C. Coccia Requiem    
G. Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor Edgardo Bunkamura Tokyo 
  L´Elisir d´Amore Nemorino  
C. Gounod Faust Faust Teatro Nazionale di Taichung (Taiwan) 
P. Mascagni L’Amico Fritz Fritz  
J. Massenet Werther Werther  
G. Puccini La Bohéme Rodolfo Teatro alla Scala Milano
      TeatroRegio Torino
      Opera di Hiroshima
  Madama Butterfly Pinkerton Daegu Opera
G. Rossini L’Occasione Fa il Ladro Don Eusebio Teatro alla Scala Milano
  La Donna del Lago Serano Teatro alla Scala Milano
R. Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Tenore italiano Teatro alla Scala Milano
G. Verdi Aida Radames Teatro Sociale Como
  Don Carlo Don Carlo Daegu Opera 
  La Traviata Alfredo Karlsruhe
      Teatro delle Muse Ancona
  Luisa Miller Rodolfo  
  Macbeth Macduff  
  Otello Cassio  
  Rigoletto Duca di Mantova Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania
      Daegu Opera
  Falstaff Fenton  
  Messa da Requiem    
  I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata Oronte  
       
       
       

Rodolfo «La Bohème» Teatro Regio Torino 2016

 

Jay Kwon interpreta con disinvoltura i panni di Rodolfo, esprimendo le qualità di un vero tenore pucciniano. La sua è una vocalità robusta, ricca di armonici, capace di esprimere bene il dramma del suo personaggio.

 

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