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Jongmin Park

The bass Jongmin Park is known from large operahouses like The Met, La scala and Wiener Staatsoper.

South Korean bass Jongmin Park was born in Seoul and studied singing at the Korean National University of Arts, before he joined the academy at La scala in Milan. From 2010 to 2013 he was a member of the Hamburg State Opera, with whom he sang a number of leading roles, including Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte and Sparafucile in Rigoletto.

In 2013 he started as a member of the ensemble at the Vienna State Opera, where his roles has included Leporello in Don Giovanni, Banco in Macbeth and Colline in La bohème. Colline also brought him to the Royal Opera in London in 2014., and to his house debut at The Met in New York autumn 2019.

Park has received several awards for his singing: He won first prize at the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition, the Song Prize at the 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and the Birgit Nilsson Award for Wagner and Strauss roles at the 2011 Operalia Competition.

Autumn 2017 Jongmin Park sung Lodovico in our Otello here in Bergen, conducted by Edward Gardner.

Jongmin Park has performed in the role as the the water goblin Vodník in Rusalka during four different seasons at the Vienna State Opera, from 2016 to today.

Summer 2021 he was Ramfis in Verdi's Aida at Arena di Roma. And in December he makes his house debut at Staatsoper Berlin as Abimélech in Saint-Saëns' Samson and Delilah.

Updated January 2022