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Youngjoo An – baritone

Baritone Youngjoo An is quickly establishing himself as an important young artist living in New York City and taking part in auditions. He will make his debut as Germont in La Traviata with Cincinnati Opera in 2018 and will appear again at Carnegie Hall in June 2017 with MidAmerica Productions.

He has won prizes in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Chester Ludgin International Verdi Baritone Competition, Giulio Gari Competition and the Francisco Vinas Competition. He has performed in concert in Carnegie Hall for performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor as well as for New York’s Verdi Square Festival of the Arts.

A recent graduate of the Mannes College of Music, Mr. An performed the roles of Michele in II Tabarro, Renato in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, Germont in La Traviata as well as Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro.

Mr. An began his musical studies at the Seoul Art High School where he was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships. Mr. An earned his Bachelor of Music at Yonsei University in Korea. Awarded a full scholarship to Mannes College of Music, Mr. An earned the Master of Music and Professional Studies Certificate.

REVIEW:

La Gioconda, New Jersey Verismo Opera, 2016

“Youngjoo An’s youthful, eagerly villainous Barnaba sounded wonderful, save when pushing towards a ‘Robert Merrill’ resonance he’ll soon command naturally: A Rising Star!

- David Shengold, Opera Magazine, London, October 2016