Born in Seoul/South Korea in 1974, baritone Antonio Yang studied singing at the city’s Yonsei University, followed by further studies at the Carlo de Bortoli Instituto Musicale in Italy. In 2003 he attended singing lessons with Daphne Evangelatos and other related courses at the Munich College of Music.
He has appeared as a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and in operas by Humperdinck, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini in his native city. He has sung the part of Dandini in Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA in Munich and Ingolstadt and Yevgeny Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s eponymous opera at the Prinzregententheater in Munich.
Antonio Yang has developed an extensive repertoire that concentrates on the Italian fach. He has sung roles in Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI and Count Almaviva in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO as well as parts in operas by Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini.
He has won prizes at competitions, including 3rd prize at the International Renata Tebaldi Singing Competition in Italy, 1st prize and the Audience Prize at the 2006 ARD International Music Competition in Munich, and 1st prize at the 2007 Emmerich Smola Prize for New Talent organised by SWR.
Antonio Yang first joined the ensemble of Theater Lübeck (2008-2013), moving from there to the ensemble of the Nürnberg Staatstheater (2013-2018), where he could be seen and heard in roles such as Rigoletto (RIGOLETTO), Carlo Gérard (ANDREA CHÉNIER), Alberich (DAS RHEINGOLD & GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG), Wotan (DAS RHEINGOLD and DIE WALKÜRE) and Wanderer (SIEGFRIED), Mandryka (ARABELLA), Fritz/Frank (DIE TOTE STADT), Macbeth (MACBETH), Orest (ELEKTRA), Herr von Faninal (DER ROSENKAVALIER), Jokanaan (SALOME), Renato (UN BALLO IN MASCHERA), Méphistophélès (LA DAMNATION DE FAUST), Giorgio Germont (LA TRAVIATA) and Zurga (THE PEARL FISHERS). With effect from the 2018/2019 season, Antonio Yang performs as a freelance artist.
Guest engagements took and are taking the artist as Rigoletto (RIGOLETTO), the Dutchman (THE FLYING DUTCHMAN) and Giorgio Germont (LA TRAVIATA) to the Dresden Semperoper, as Klingsor (PARSIFAL), Alberich (GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG) and Borromeo (PALESTRINA) to the Hamburg Staatsoper, as Wanderer (SIEGFRIED) to the Frankfurt Opera, as Donner in a concertante performance of RHEINGOLD to the Berlin RSO under the direction of Marek Janowski, as Alberich (DAS RHEINGOLD) to the Staatstheater Cottbus, as Klingsor (PARSIFAL) to the Korea National Opera and as Wotan (DAS RHEINGOLD) to the Arts Center in Seoul, as Peter Besenbinder (HANSEL AND GRETEL) to Theater Kiel, as Macbeth (MACBETH), Marcello (LA BOHÈME), the Dutchman (THE FLYING DUTCHMAN) and Nabucco (NABUCCO) to the Schloss Heidenheim Opera Festival and for Zemlinsky's "Lyrische Symphonie" to the Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in Parma.
|Bellini||I PURITANI||Riccardo / Oberts Richard Forth|
|LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR||Lord Enrico Ashton|
|Giordano||ANDRÉ CHENIER||Charles Gerard|
|Humperdinck||HÄNSEL UND GRETEL||Vater|
|Janáček||AUS EINEM TOTENHAUS||Šiškov|
|Mozart||COSÌ FAN TUTTE||Guglielmo|
|DON GIOVANNI||Don Giovanni|
|LE NOZZE DI FIGARO||Graf Almaviva|
|Puccini||GIANNI SCHICCHI||Gianni Schicchi|
|Rossini||GUGLIELMO TELL||Guglielmo Tell|
|IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA||Figaro|
|Tschaikowski||EUGEN ONEGIN||Eugen Onegin|
|FALSTAFF||Ford, Sir John Falstaff|
|IL TROVATORE||Graf von Luna|
|UN BALLO IN MASCHERA||Renato|
Staatstheater Nürnberg - DAS RHEINGOLD (Alberich - Antonio Yang)
Staatstheater Nürnberg - Die Walküre (Wotan - Antonio Yang)
Richard Strauss: Salome, Jochanaan