(Seoul, South Korea)
2016–17 Season: Goro in Madama Butterfly
2017–18 Season: Pang in Turandot
Korean-American tenor Julius Ahn returned to San Francisco Opera in 2016 to reprise a role that he made his Company debut with in 2014 and which has become a signature in his repertoire, having performed Goro with Palm Beach Opera, Opera Carolina, Nashville Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Vancouver Opera. Ahn opened the 2016–17 season by making his debut with Opera Philadelphia as Pang in Turandot, a role he has also performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Utah Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Cincinnati Opera. Also, as part of the 2016-2017 Season, Julius will reprise Pang in two additional company debuts with Pittsburgh Opera and Atlanta Opera. Additional notable engagements include various roles in The Nose with the Metropolitan Opera and Opera Boston; Tanzmeister and Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos with Boston Lyric Opera; Sellem in The Rake’s Progress with the Princeton Festival; and Monostatos in The Magic Flute with Opera Carolina and Opera Omaha.