South Korean baritone Jung Soo Yun makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2013/14 Season as Mainfroid (Les Vêpres siciliennes). Yun covered Raimbaut (Robert le diable) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season.
Yun was born in South Korea and studied at Yonsei University, Seoul, at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice. His awards include First Prize in the Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition (2011) and the Richard Tauber Prize (2010). He has performed for HRH Prince Charles at St James’s Palace and sung in Kiri Te Kanawa’s Christmas Concert at Cadogan Hall, and also sung widely throughout the UK in oratorio repertory ranging from Haydn’s Creation to Verdi’s Requiem. In 2013 he gave his first Wigmore Hall recital.
In opera, Yun has sung roles including Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) and Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles) for Opera Holland Park, the title role in Werther for Les Azuriales Opera, Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Clonter Opera and Ruggero Lastouc (La rondine) for Go Opera/Opera di Peroni.