Bass-baritone Yohan Yi (Captain, Merchant, and King, A Bird in Your Ear; The Compère, Four Saints in Three Acts), a graduate of Hanyang University in South Korea, studies with Patricia Misslin, Dawn Upshaw, Kayo Iwama, and Jennifer Ringo at VAP. He was a prizewinner at the 21st Music Association of Korea Competition and has performed the roles of Masetto in Don Giovanni and Marcello in La Bohème at the Seoul Arts Center. He recently made his American contemporary music debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the culmination of the Osvaldo Golijov/Dawn Upshaw Workshop for Composers and Singers. At the Fisher Center, he appeared in the 2007 Bard SummerScape production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer., and made his solo debut with the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein, singing Ibert’s Quatre Chansons de Don Quichotte. This year, at the Cincinnati May Festival, he will perform as Alcade in Verdi’s La Forza del Destino under the baton of James Conlon.

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