Dongwon shin will fly in from his home in Korea to sing at the Giacomini Gala in 2 weeks!
Korean born tenor Dongwon Shin has been singing some of the dramatic operatic repertoire the last several years including Tabarro with Opera Carolina, Manrico in Dresden, the Arizona Opera, Ft. Worth Opera and Opera de Montreal, Radames at Covent Garden and at the Vienna Staatsoper, to glowing reviews. He also performed the Verdi Requiem and Samson at the teatro Verdi, Trieste in this time period and debuted with San Francisco Opera as Radames. Other recent appearances include his signature role Calaf again with Dayton Opera and Montreal, a “thrilling” Radames in theSavonlinna Festival‘s Aida, Calaf to glowing reviews with Ft. Worth Opera: “Tenor Dongwon Shin met the challenge on Saturday. His Nessun dorma was the highlight of an incredible evening for him and for the Fort Worth Opera”, Calaf inTurandot with Palm Beach Opera having just performed this role with Opera New Zealand as“a superb Calaf with a wonderfully strong, fully italianate voice, and brought the house down in Nessun Dorma”. He made his professional operatic debut in 2005 as Radames in Aida with Opera Company of Philadelphia. In 2007 he made a dramatic debut with Opera Australia as Calaf in Turandot, arriving the day before the opening and receiving both public and critical acclaim-and has been reengaged to return in 2009. He appeared as a guest artist at the 20th Anniversary Sergio Franchi Gala.
In 2016 he performed his first Cavaradossi and he has concerts in Seoul and throughout Korea in 2017. In April he appears in the Giacomini gala in Carnegie Hall singing di quella pira and a duet from Aida! He returns to the U.S. in 2017-18 as Radames Knoxville’s new Aida. New roles coming up include Don Jose in Carmen.
An exciting performer, we welcome him back to NY and look forward to his singing at the Giacomini gala [and his di quella pira is in the original key 🙂 ]