Josef Jeongmeen Ahn

Baritone

Biography

Korean baritone Josef Jeongmeen Ahn joined the Jette Parker Artists Programme in the 2022/23 Season.   

Ahn is a graduate of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, Seoul National University, and Mainz School of Music. From 2017 to 2019 he attended the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding in Munich, and in 2021/22 season trained at the National Opera Studio. His opera appearances include Marcello (La bohème) at Schloss Weikersheim, Raphaël (L’ancêtre), Teufel (Der Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren) for Prinzregententheater Munich, and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) with Kammeroper Munich.

Ahn has won several international singing competitions including the 29th Tokyo Music competition (2016), the Richard Strauss Competition (2018), 1st prize at the Marmande Competition in France (2019) and the Lieder Prize at the Debut Competition in Weikersheim (2019). In 2021 he took 3rd Prize in the ARD Music Competition in Munich.

Roles for The Royal Opera include Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly), Angelotti (Tosca), Fiorello (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), The Hunter (Rusalka), Segeste in the JPAP production of Handel’s Arminio, Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo), and Baron Duphol (La traviata).

 In the 2023/24 Season, Ahn’s Royal Opera roles include Marullo (Rigoletto, and on tour), Schaunard (La Boheme), Yamadori (Madama Butterfly) and Dancairo (Carmen).

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