Biography

Sung Kyu Park studied voice at the Sham-Yook University in Seoul, at the international voice school of Flaine (France) and in Italy with Katia Ricciarelli and Vittorio Terranova. Further he obtained a voice degree from the Conservatory «G. Verdi» in Milan.


His future engagements until 2019 include also Calaf/Turandot at Seoul Arts Center, Des Grieux/Manon Lescaut at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Calaf/Turandot at ROH Covent Garden London and Theater Kiel, Riccardo/Un Ballo in Maschera at Theater Chemnitz, Pollione/Norma and Don Alvaro/La Forza del Destino at Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Des Grieux/Manon Lescaut and Radames/Aida at the Teatro Petruzzelli Bari, Enzo/La Gioconda and Turandot in Brno.

Among his past engagements: Norma in Modena, Ferrara, Livorno, Piacenza (with Dimitra Theodossiou), Trieste (conductor Julian Kovatchev), Anhaltisches Theater Dessau and St Gallen; BacchusAriadne auf Naxos, Lohengrin and Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer at Theater Kiel, Jacopo Foscari in I due Foscari and Giasone in Medea by L. Cherubini at Teatro Massimo in Palermo; Andrea Chenier at Teatro San Carlo in Naples (conductor Nello Santi with Anna Pirozzi), Theater Kiel (with Anna Pirozzi) and Korean National Opera (conductor Daniele Callegari, producer Stefano Poda); Ernani at Teatro Municipale in Piacenza and Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna; Foresto in Attila at Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania; Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana at Florence Opera, Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, Firenze, San Carlo Naples and at the Terme di Caracalla; Werther and La Gioconda at Rome Opera; Radames in Aida in Savona, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau, Teatro Verdi Trieste and NHK Hall Japan; Calaf in Turandot for ABAO Bilbao, Rovigo, Savona, Novara, Mantova, Osaka in Iris by P. Mascagni at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Trieste, Livorno, Modena, Luvigo, Lucca and Pisa, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Calaf in Turandot and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at Puccini Opera Festival in Torre del Lago, (also Trieste, Ferarra, Pisa and Paphos Aphrodite Festival), Faust in Mefistofele and Gabriele in Simon Boccanegra at Seoul Arts Center under Myung-Whun Chung and NHK Hall with NHK Orchestra in Japan, La Boheme at Bergamo Opera Gestival and Theater Kiel, Il Tabarro in Pisa, Livorno and Bolzan, Das Land des Lachelns in Trieste, Rusalka and Verdi’s Requiem at Theater Kiel, Esclarmond at Anhaltisches Theater Dessau, Faust in Como, Un ballo in Maschera in Cremona and Messina, La Traviata at Teatro Marrucino in Chieti, Rigoletto at National Theater “Narodni-Divadlo” in Praha and at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa , Il trovatore at Arena di Verona, Opéra de Lille, Grand Theatre Luxembourg and Théátre Caen, Beethoven’s Symphony 9 at Se-Jong Center in Seoul.

Prizes:
1° prize International Contest “Ruggero Leoncavallo” in Cosenza
1° prize international contest “Flaviano Labò” in Piacenza
1° prize international contest “Riccardo Zandonai” in Riva del Garda
1° prize international contest “D’Opera” in Marseille
2° prize international contest “Valsesia musica” in Varallo
2° prize international contest “Gianfranco Masini” in Reggio Emilia
3° prize international contest “Ferruccio Tagliavini" section junior
3° prize international contest “G.B. Viotti” in Vercelli
3° prize international contest “San Remo musica classica”
3° prize international contest “Francisca. Cuart” in Palma de Majorca
Special prize as best tenor “Internazional contest Ferruccio Tagliavini" in Austria.
Special prize “International contest Francisca. Cuart” in Palma de Majorca
Special prize as Public “International contest “D’Opera” in Marseille

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Simon Bocanegra, Verdi G., Korean National Opera
"Tenor Park Sung Kyu successfully delivered the role of Gabriele Adrono, Maria’s lover who is full of passion and vengeance, with his exceptionally piercing and splendid high notes..."

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