(Seoul, South Korea)
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Bass-Baritone Jongwon Han began the 2022/23 season with debuts at Dayton Opera in Handel’s Messiah and Palm Beach Opera in Madama Butterfly (Bonzo). Mr. Han was an Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera, covering the role of Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia. His operatic credits include the title roles in Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Schaunard in La bohème, Barone Douphol in La Traviata, and Dr. Miracle in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Having a deep connection to sacred music, Mr. Han has been featured in Bach’s Cantata BWV 140, Mozart’s Sparrow Mass and Haydn’s Theresienmesse.
Mr. Han was a 3rd Prize Winner of 2022 Operalia Placido Domingo World Opera Competition and a Grand Finalist in the 2021 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, receiving the Pamela Craven Award. His recent accolades include multiple awards during 2022 the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition, 2022 Giulio Gari International Voice Competition, 2022 Loren L. Zachary Vocal Competition, 2021 Gerda Lissner Lieder Competition, 2022 Butler Opera International Competition and 2022 Vero Beach Opera Competition.
Mr. Han received his bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University and his master’s degree from Mannes School of Music and studied at The Juilliard School’s Artistic Diploma Opera Studies program.