South Korean baritone Kyu Choi is a young artist at the National Opera Studio generously supported by the Eileen Goddard Memorial Bursary.
He graduated from the Korea National University of Arts before taking up a place at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied for his Master’s degree under Mark Wildman and Ingrid Surgenor supported by the San Martino Scholarship. He continued to study for his Advanced Diploma, supported by Independent Opera, the Charles Mackerras Opera Scholarship, the Stokes Bursary, the Henry Wood Award and the Josephine Baker Trust.
He took up several principal roles including the title role Mozart Don Giovanni, Le Podestat Le docteur Miracle, Robert Iolanta, Dr Falke Die Fledermaus, Malatesta Don Pasquale and Belcore L’elisir d’amore.
Upcoming engagements include company and role debut as Escamillo Carmen (Diva Opera).
Choi has won many prestigious competitions including; the Bill Birch Reynardson Prize at Les Azuriales International Singing Competition, France (2019), N. Obukhova International Singing Competition, Russia (2018), the Pavarotti Prize, UK (2019) and the Joaninha Award, UK (2019). He won the Second Prize at the Clonter Opera Prize, UK (2019) and the Opera Prize at the Mozart Singing Competition, UK (2017).
Kyu recently performed in the Independent Opera Scholars’ Recital at Wigmore Hall. He is looking forward to performing several upcoming engagements.
Falstaff by G. Verdi
È SOGNO, O REALTÀ?
Le nozze di Figaro by W.A.Mozart
HAI GIÀ VINTA LA CAUSA
Tannhäuser by R. Wagner
O DU MEIN HOLDER ABENDSTERN
Kyu Choi überzeugte mit seinem raumfüllenden Bariton und seiner gelungenen Darstellung des Dr. Falke
Kyu Choi was convincing with his room-filling baritone and successful performance as Dr. Falke
Opera Gala Concert
Herausragend gerät der Auftritt des koreanischen Baritons Kyu Choi, der stimmgewaltig und expressiv eine Arie aus Verdis „Falstaff“ vorträgt
There was an outstanding performance by the Korean baritone Kyu Choi, who performed an aria from Verdi’s “Falstaff” powerfully and expressively. His stage presence was every bit as impressive as his clear articulation
Choi’s seductive baritone and attractive stage presence are cultivated and confident
Reviewed by Peter Reed