In summer 2018, baritone Youngjoo An made his debut as Germont in La Traviata with Cincinnati Opera where he opened both the new theater and also the opera season. Opera News noted his “strong and dramatic presence. The young singer phrased sensitively spinning out long lines unfazed by the high tessitura.”
In May 2019 the baritone makes his debut with Minnesota Opera as Germont in La Traviata. He made his debut in La Gioconda with New Jersey Verismo Opera where Opera Magazine noted ‘An’s youthful, eagerly villainous Barnaba sounded wonderful towards a ‘Robert Merrill’ resonance he’ll soon command naturally, A Rising Star!
He’s won prizes in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Chester Ludgin International Verdi Baritone Competition, Giulio Gari Competition, and the Francisco Vinas Competition. He has performed in concert in Carnegie Hall for performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor as well as for New York’s Verdi Square Festival of the Arts.
A recent graduate of the Mannes College of Music, Mr. An performed the roles of Michele in II Tabarro, Renato in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, Germont in La Traviata, as well as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro.