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ABOUT

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John Kun Park...



A Korean-American Tenor from Los Angeles, CA, John has been described as “a clarion tenor,” “that floats his high notes with ease and emotional fervor.
 

After his successful debut as Erik in Wagner's "Der Fliegende Holländer," with West Bay Opera, John traveled to Berlin and debuted as Bacchus in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos with Berlin Opera Academy. He had also debuted as Rick in John Adams’ “I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky,” with InSeries Opera right before, covering the title role Canio, I Pagliacci, with Opera Tampa in March 2023. 

John began 2022 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic covering the role of Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio for their collaboration with Deaf West Theatre. Then John joined the Chautauqua Opera’s summer season where he covered the role of Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca, and sang the role of John Adams in Gertrude Stein & Virgil Thompson’s The Mother of us All.

The 2021 season began digitally for John, with being placed as a semi-finalist for the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. He also participated in the Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition, where he was placed as a finalist and received an Encouragement Award. John's postponed contract with Des Moines Metro Opera was fulfilled and spent the summer performing in their summer season where he covered both Adolfo Pirelli and Beadle Bamford in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd.  In October, John joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic to workshop Beethoven's Fidelio in collaboration with Deaf West Theater, and will be returning to workshop the role of Florestan in March 2022.

John began 2020 with a debut in Southern California as the title role of Faust in Gounod’s Faust with former Center Stage Opera, now Valley Opera & Performing Arts. He appeared as a guest artist with the Palm Springs Opera Guild in concert in March, and was supposed to join Des Moines Metro Opera as an Apprentice Artist this summer, but was postponed due to COVID-19 to 2021. He was announced as a semi-finalist of the prestigious McCammon Voice Competition in partner with Fort Worth Opera which was also cancelled due to COVID-19. John was featured as a guest artist with Opera San Luis Obispo in their virtual recital series in October to conclude the year, and continues to keep busy creating virtual content.

John has performed with various companies and various prestigious young artist programs, debuting roles such as Don Jose Carmen, Faust Faust, Ismaele
Nabucco, Siegmund Die Walküre, and performing as a feature soloist with companies such as the LA Philharmonic, Des Moines Metro Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera, Central City Opera, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, and West Bay Opera.

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