Sung Kyu Park is a Spinto tenor with a beautiful, nuanced voice and very expressive stage presence.


Most recent and future projects include a.o.:

  • Radames/Aida at National Theatre Brno and at Landestheater Linz;
  • Don Alvaro/La Forza del Destino, Turiddu/Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio/I Pagliacci  at Landestheater Linz;
  • the title role of Otello and Cavaradossi/Tosca at National Theatre Brno;
  • the title role of Don Carlos and Zamoro/Alzira at Festspiele Heidenheim;
  • Faust/Mefistofele at the Hungarian State Opera, Budapest;
  • a debut as Ismaele/Nabucco at Korea National Opera;
  • the lead role of King Su-Ro in Queen Heo at Daegu International Opera Festival, and in Seoul.


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.

Engagements from recent seasons include Pollione/Norma at Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Cantata Profana by Bartók at Teatro Petruzelli di Bari, Verdi’s Requiem in Prague Cathedral, Gabriele Adorno/Simon Boccanegra at Staatstheater Darmstadt, Riccardo/Un Ballo in Maschera at Theater Chemnitz, Calaf/Turandot at Prague State Opera, Des Grieux/Manon Lescaut at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Calaf/Turandot and Enzo/La Gioconda in Brno, Calaf/Turandot at Seoul Arts Center, Des Grieux/Manon Lescaut and Radames/Aida at the Teatro Petruzzelli Bari, Calaf/Turandot at ROH Covent Garden London and at Theater Kiel, Manrico/Il Trovatore at Landestheater Linz, Radames/Aida at Theater Kiel, Henri/Les Vêpres Siciliennes at Theater Bonn and Ernani at Festspiele Heidenheim.

Among Sung Kyu Park’s past engagements: Norma in Modena, Ferrara, Livorno, Piacenza (with Dimitra Theodossiou), Trieste (conductor Julian Kovatchev), Anhaltisches Theater Dessau and St Gallen; Bacchus/Ariadne 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.


The artist has received the following 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 Emili; 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 as well as Special prize as Public “International contest “D’Opera” in Marseille.


Sung Kyu Park – Otello by G. Verdi – Dio mi potevi (The National Theatre Brno, Jan. 2024)

Sung Kyu Park – Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo – No, pagliaccio non son (Landestheater Linz, 2023)

Sung Kyu Park – Cavalleria Rusticana by P. Mascagni – Mamma, quel vino è generoso (Landestheater Linz, 2023)

Sung Kyu Park – La forza del destino by G. Verdi – Ne gustare me dato (Landestheater Linz, 2023)

Sung Kyu Park – Nabucco by G. Verdi – Terzetto (Korea National Opera, 2021)

Sung Kyu Park – Otello by G. Verdi – Nium mi tema (The National Theatre Brno, Jan. 2024)

Sung Kyu Park – Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo – Vesti la giubba (Landestheater Linz, 2023)

Sung Kyu Park – La forza del destino by G. Verdi – La vita è inferno all’ infelice… (Landestheater Linz, 2023)

Sung Kyu Park – Tosca by G. Puccini – Recondita armonia (Seoul Arts Center, 2021)

Sung Kyu Park – Tosca by G. Puccini – E lucevan le stelle (Seoul Arts Center, 2021)


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…”