Kijong Wi

Kijong Wi

Lyric Tenor

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2017Leoncavallo: PagliacciCanio
2017Bizet: CarmenDon José
2017Bizet: CarmenDon José
2016Gounod: FaustFaust
2014Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi

Bio

Tenor, Kijong Wi, obtained his Bachelor of Music degree in voice at Chu-Gye University for the Arts in Seoul, Korea. To continue his studies, Kijong studied in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. In Rome, he received a diploma from Accademia di Roma. He then moved to Switzerland to be coached by  classic contemporary Italian soprano, Luisa Castellani, at the Conservatorio della Svizzra Italiana. Here, he attained his master’s degree in performing arts with honour. Kijong made his international debut in Italy, singing 'Alfredo Germont' in' La Traviata'. During this period he performed French operas, and German lied. Kijong performed Schumann's 'Dichterliebe' in Switzerland. He participated in various concerts and operas in Italy and Switzerland.  After moving to Canada, he performed in Montreal, Halifax, Moncton and many other cities on the east coast in 25 performances as 'Don José' in 'Carmen' with 'Jeunesses Musicale du Canada'. In the same year, Kijong performed the role of 'Don Ottavio' (Don Giovanni) and 'Chevalier de la Force' (Dialogues des Carmélites) in Italy. In 2014, he performed as' Cavaradossi' in 'Tosca' with 'Highlands Opera' . Recently Kijong performed 'Dissociative Me' ( Modern English version of 'Opera Faust') with' Loose Tea Music Theatre'.  Kijong currently lives in Canada and actively participates in performances in Canada, Italy and Switzerland.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: La Bohème Rodolfo 2018
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Canio 1 week 2017
Bizet: Carmen Don José 1 week 2017
Bizet: Carmen Don José 2017
Gounod: Faust Faust 1 week 2016