Korean Baritone, Joo Won Kang
, is a second-year Adler Fellow and made his San Francisco Opera debut as the Second Priest in Mozart's The Magic Flute
in 2012. Joo Won has since been seen on the War Memorial Opera House Stage as Captain Gardiner in Heggie's Moby-Dick
, Marullo in Verdi's Rigoletto
, and as a Noble in Wagner's Lohengrin
. He was most recently seen as Hermann in this past summer's Tales of Hoffmann
. Prior to his Adler Fellowship, Joo Won was a member of the Young Artist Program at Florida Grand Opera where he sang the role of Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata
and the Duke of Verona in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
. Joo Won will be seen this upcoming fall in the role of Figaro in 'Barber of Seville for Families'
in a special English translation on November 24 and 30.