Baritone SeungHyeon Baek makes his company debut as Count di Luna in OSJ’s 2019-20 production of Verdi’s Il trovatore. Roles performed recently for Mr. Baek include Enrico in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Sonora in Puccini’s La fanciulla del west with Maryland Lyric Opera, an Opera Tampa debut as Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, a debut in the title role of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with St. Petersburg Opera, and his Opera Fairbanks debut as Tonio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Other recent roles include his debut as Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Opera North, his New York City Opera debut as Billy Jackrabbit in La fanciulla del West and Marcello in Puccini’s La boheme with Opera Ithaca. He also appeared as Figaro in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with MidAtlantic Opera, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, Tonio in Pagliacci and Dandini in Rossini’s La Centerentola with both Opera Ithaca and with New York City Opera for their Park Concert Series.
On the concert stage, Mr.Baek recently appeared as the bass soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, made his debut at Carnegie Hall as the baritone soloist in Fauré’s Requiem with MidAmerica Productions as well as performing the solos in Dvorak’s Te Deum, Dubois’s The Seven Last Words of Christ with Christian Broadcasting System of New York, Dvořák’s Te Deum with Adelphi Chamber Orchestra and his Lincoln Center Concert debut with InterSchool Orchestras of New York as the baritone soloist in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Upcoming engagements include appearing with as soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.
A native of South Korea, Mr. Baek received his Professional Studies Degree from Mannes College of Music, holds his Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree at ChungAng University in Korea.
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