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Kwangchul Youn

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Voice: Bass
Nationality: South_Korean
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About Kwangchul Youn:

Kwangchul Youn (born 1966) is a South Korean operatic bass and academic voice teacher. He made an international career based in Germany, from 1994 to 2004 at the Berlin State Opera. He has performed leading roles at international opera houses and festivals, such as Gurnemanz in Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival, Mephisto in Faust at the Vienna State Opera, and King Marke in Tristan und Isolde at the Metropolitan Opera.

Youn was born in 1966 in Chungju to a family of farmers. He first trained to become an architect, but then turned to voice studies at Cheongju University at age 19.

In 1988, he made his debut at the Seoul State Opera as de Sirieux in Giordano's Fedora. He continued his studies from 1990 to 1991 at the Sofia Academy of Music with Lesa Koleva and from 1991 to 1993 at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin with Herbert Brauer. During this time, he received several awards at national and international competitions. He won the Operalia competition in Paris in 1993.

From 1993 to 1994, Youn appeared as Sarastro in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and as the Commendatore in Don Giovanni at the Leipzig Opera. From 1994 to 2004, he was a member of the Berlin State Opera, where he appeared as the King in Aida, the Minister in Fidelio, King Marke in Tristan und Isolde, Bertram in Robert le diable, Colline in La Bohème and Lodovico in Otello.

In 1996, he made his Bayreuth Festival debut as a night watchman in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. He appeared as the Landgrave in Tannhäuser in 2002, Titurel in Parsifal in 2004, King Marke in Tristan und Isolde in 2005, and Fasolt in Das Rheingold and Hunding in Die Walküre in 2006. In 2008, he performed as Gurnemanz in Parsifal for the first time, directed by Stefan Herheim. From 2014, he appeared as Daland in Der fliegende Holländer.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Celeste Aida Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
2Dalla stanze ove Lucia Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Raimondo
3Madamina il catalogo e questo Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello
4Soave sia il vento Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.19

Type: trioVoice: B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
5La pietade in suo favore Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.06

Type: duet,choirVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Raimondo
6Di due figli vivea padre beato Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando
7Come dal ciel precipita Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco
8Don Giovanni a cenar teco Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.20

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Commendatore
9Deh! vieni alla finestra Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni
10Aprite un po'quegli occhi Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.07

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro
11Chi mi frena in tal momento Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.11-1

Type: sextetVoice: S Mz T Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Alisa/Edgardo/Enrico/Raimondo/Arturo
12Fin ch'han dal vino Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni
13Cruda funesta smania Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Normanno
14Erhebe dich Genossin meiner Schmach Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Friedrich
15Schlimm furcht ich Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde/Wotan
16Ein furchtbares Verbrechen ward begangen Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Hermann
17Tatest du's wirklich Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Marke
18Nichts lerntest du Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan/Fricka
19He holla Steuermann Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Daland/Steersman
20Südwind Südwind! Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T B B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Steersman/Daland/Dutchman
21Bin ich nun frei Popularity:

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Alberich
22Dank König dir dass du zu richten kamst Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Friedrich
23Mud am Herd Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde/Hunding
24Ein andres ist's Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
25Titurel der fromme Held Popularity:

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: Voice: bassLanguage: German

Roles:
26Mir dies Tristan mir Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.16

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Marke
27Mir ist so wunderbar Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.06

Type: quartetVoice: S S B TLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline/Leonore/Rocco/Jaquino
28Allons Siebel entrons la maison Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Valentin/Siébel
29A moi les plaisirs Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 1.08

Type: duetVoice: T B-BrLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Méphistophélès
30Ainsi que la brise légère Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Faust/Siébel
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