James Lee

James Lee

Spinto Tenor

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«“Er ist ein Strahle-Tenor erster Güte, mit Feuer und Eleganz in der Stimme…”»
– Saarbrücker Zeitung (2018)
«Lyrischer Schmelz und eine hell strahlende, souveräne Höhenlage brachten am Schluss von „Nessun dorma“ das Grazer Publikum zu Recht zum corridaartigen Toben.»
– DIE PRESSE (2018)
2017Puccini: TurandotCalaf
2017Verdi: AidaRadamès
2017Verdi: RequiemTenor
2017Puccini: TurandotCalaf
2016Verdi: AidaRadamès
2015Verdi: Il TrovatoreManrico
2015Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRiccardo (Gustavus III)
2014Verdi: AidaRadamès
2014Bizet: CarmenDon José
2014Puccini: TurandotCalaf
2013Verdi: Les Vêpres SiciliennesHenri
2013Wagner: TannhäuserTannhäuser
2011Puccini: TurandotCalaf
2010Verdi: RigolettoThe Duke Of Mantua (Duca Di Mantova)
2010Wagner: Die WalküreSiegmund
2010Giordano: Andrea ChénierAndrea Chénier
2010Puccini: Manon LescautChevalier Des Grieux
2010Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosBacchus
2010Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerErik
2010Verdi: ErnaniErnani
2010Verdi: OtelloOtello
2010Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaTuriddu
2010Leoncavallo: PagliacciCanio
2010Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi

Bio


Born in South Korea, James Lee studied singing at the University of Yeungnam in Kyongsan, South Korea and later at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In 2011-2013 James Lee was the finalist and prize winner at numerous competitions, among them the First Prize at the International Singing Competition Masters of Lyrical Art – Valentin Teodorian in Bucharest, Romania and First Prize and Special Prize at the Competizione dell’Opera 2013 in Linz, Austria.

After winning this latest award, he made his debut as Calaf in a new production of Turandot at the Graz Opera and as Arrigo in I Vespri Siciliani at the Theater Freiburg, as well as Radames in a new production of Aida at Opernfestspiele St. Margarethen, staged by renowned director Robert Dornhelm.

The following seasons he performed Don José (Carmen) and Manrico (Il trovatore) at the Theater Freiburg, as well as Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera) at Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, Radames (Aida) at Cairo Opera House in Egypt.

His latest engagements include Calaf (Turandot) with Maestro Antoni Wit at the Teatr Wielki in Łódź, Poland, as Radames (Aida) at Schlossfestspiele Schwerin of Mecklenburgischen Staatstheaters Schwerin, as Radames in a Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Aida at State Opera House of Georgia and as Calaf(Turandot) at Daegu Opera House, as Radames(Aida) at Praha National Theatre.

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CV & Repertoire

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Verdi: Aida Radamès Immediately Cairo Opera House (Cairo) 2018
Verdi: Aida Radamès National Theater Prague 2018
Verdi: Requiem Tenor TEATRO VERIANO LUCHETTI, BASILICA DI SAN PIETRO, TUSCANIA 2018
Puccini: Turandot Calaf Immediately Grand Theatre Lodz (Teatr Wielki) 2017
Verdi: Aida Radamès Immediately Georgian National Opera - Tblisi 2017

Awards

Competizione dell‘Opera
2017
International Singing Competition/Masters of Lyrical Art, 4th Edition Valentin Teodorian
2017

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