JAMES LEE TENOR – CURRICULUM

 

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, He also worked with the Opera Class and studied several opera roles there.

Between 2011 and 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.

 

Next Performance :

May 2017 – G. Verdi Messa da Requiem : Teatro Politeama Catanzaro, Italy

July 2017 – Turandot- Calaf : Daegu Opera House, Korea

Sep./Oct. 2017 – Turandot- Calaf : Teatr Wielki w Łodzi, Poland

“Se uomo, sapesse narrare la propria vita, scriverebbe uno dei più grandi romanzi.”

JAMES LEE – Engagement

 

2011/12 Turandot – Calaf : Bucharest National Opera, Romania

2012/13 Turandot – Calaf : Bucharest National Opera, Romania

2012/13 Tannhäuser – Tannhäuser : Bucharest National Opera, Romania

2013/14 I Vespri Siciliani – Arrigo : Theater Freiburg, Germany

2013/14 Turandot – Calaf : Oper Graz, Austria (Director : Marco Arturo Marelli)

2013/14 Aida – Radames : Opernfestspiele St.Margarethen, Austria (Director : Robert Dornhelm)

2014/15 Carmen – Don Jose : Theater Freiburg, Germany

2014/15 Carmen – Don Jose : Theater Wintertur, Swiss

2014/15 Il Trovatore – Manrico : Theater Freiburg, Germany

2014/15 Il Trovatore – Manrico : Stadttheater Fürth, Germany

2014/15 Un ballo in maschera – Riccardo : Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, Germany

2015/16 Aida – Radames : Cairo Opera House, Egypt

2015/16 Turandot- Calaf : Teatr Wielki w Łodzi, Poland (Conductor : Antoni Wit)

2015/16 Aida -Radames : Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Germany

2016/17 Turandot – Calaf : Adama Didura Festival Turandot in Sanocki Dom Kultury, Poland

2016/17 Turandot – Calaf : Teatr Wielki w Łodzi, Poland (Conductor : Antoni Wit)

2016/17 “The Best opera, best scenes” Opera Gala Concert : Daegu Opera House, Korea (Conductor : Daniel Lipton)

2016/17 Aida – Radames : State Opera House of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

2016/17 G. Verdi Messa da Requiem : Teatro Politeama Catanzaro, Italy

2016/17 Turandot – Calaf : Daegu Opera House, Korea (Conductor : János Ács , Director : Hiroki Ihara)

2017/18 Turandot – Calaf : Teatr Wielki w Łodzi, Poland