South Korean tenor Jung Soo Yun made his Royal Opera debut in 2013 as Mainfroid (Les Vêpres siciliennes).
Yun studied at Yonsei University, Seoul, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and 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 including Haydn’s Creation and Verdi’s Requiem and in recital at the Wigmore Hall.
Yun's opera engagements include Macduff (Macbeth) for Opera North, 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.