2016–17 Season: Title role of Andrea Chénier
South Korean tenor Yonghoon Lee makes his San Francisco Opera debut in the title role of Andrea Chénier. Lee studied at the Seoul National University and at Mannes College, The New School for Music, New York. After performing widely in South Korea, he made his international debut in 2007 in the title role of Don Carlo at the Teatro Municipal in Santiago. His repertory includes Rodolfo (La Bohème), Don José (Carmen), Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana), Calaf (Turandot), and Manrico (Il Trovatore), which he has performed for such opera houses as the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; La Scala; Deutsche Oper Berlin; and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Lee’s numerous awards include first prize at the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition.