Born in Seoul/South Korea in 1974, baritone Antonio Yang studied singing at the city’s Yonsei University, followed by further studies at the Carlo de Bortoli Instituto Musicale in Italy. In 2003 he attended singing lessons with Daphne Evangelatos and other related courses at the Munich College of Music.
He has appeared as a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and in operas by Humperdinck, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini in his native city. He has sung the part of Dandini in Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA in Munich and Ingolstadt and Yevgeny Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s eponymous opera at the Prinzregententheater in Munich.
Antonio Yang has developed an extensive repertoire that concentrates on the Italian fach. He has sung roles in Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI and Count Almaviva in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO as well as parts in operas by Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini.
He has won prizes at competitions, including 3rd prize at the International Renata Tebaldi Singing Competition in Italy, 1st prize and the Audience Prize at the 2006 ARD International Music Competition in Munich, and 1st prize at the 2007 Emmerich Smola Prize for New Talent organised by SWR.
From 2008 to 2013 Antonio Yang was a member of the ensemble at the Lübeck opera house, where he sang a host of roles, including Rigoletto (RIGOLETTO), Carlo Gérard (ANDREA CHÉNIER), Alberich (THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG), Mandryka (ARABELLA), Fritz/Frank (DIE TOTE STADT), Macbeth (MACBETH), Orest (ELEKTRA), Herr von Faninal (DER ROSENKAVALIER), Jochanaan (SALOME) and Renato (UN BALLO IN MASCHERA).
Guest engagements have taken the artist to the Hamburg State Opera as Klingsor (PARSIFAL) and Borromeo(PALESTRINA), as Wanderer (SIEGFRIED) to the Opera Frankfurt, as Donner in a concertante performance of DAS RHEINGOLD with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin under the direction of Marek Janowski, as Alberich (DAS RHEINGOLD) to the State Theatre in Cottbus, as Klingsor (PARSIFAL) to the Korea National Opera in Seoul, as Alberich (GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG) to the Hamburg State Opera, as Peter Besenbinder (HANSEL AND GRETEL) to the opera house in Kiel, as Macbeth (MACBETH), as Marcello (LA BOHÈME) and as Dutchman in Wagners´ THE FLYING DUTCHMAN at the Schloss Heidenheim Festival and to Parma for Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony with the Orchester Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini.
Since the 2013/2014 season the artist has been an ensemble member with the State Theatre in Nürnberg where he has portrayed roles like Alberich (DAS RHEINGOLD and GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG), Méphistophélès (LA DAMNATION DE FAUST), Giorgio Germont (LA TRAVIATA), Zurga (THE PEARL FISHERS) and Wotan (DIE WALKÜRE) and the Wanderer (SIEGFRIED).
|Bellini||I PURITANI||Riccardo / Oberts Richard Forth|
|LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR||Lord Enrico Ashton|
|Giordano||ANDRÉ CHENIER||Charles Gerard|
|Humperdinck||HÄNSEL UND GRETEL||Vater|
|Janáček||AUS EINEM TOTENHAUS||Šiškov|
|Mozart||COSÌ FAN TUTTE||Guglielmo|
|DON GIOVANNI||Don Giovanni|
|LE NOZZE DI FIGARO||Graf Almaviva|
|Puccini||GIANNI SCHICCHI||Gianni Schicchi|
|Rossini||GUGLIELMO TELL||Guglielmo Tell|
|IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA||Figaro|
|Tschaikowski||EUGEN ONEGIN||Eugen Onegin|
|FALSTAFF||Ford, Sir John Falstaff|
|IL TROVATORE||Graf von Luna|
|UN BALLO IN MASCHERA||Renato|
Staatstheater Nürnberg - DAS RHEINGOLD (Alberich - Antonio Yang)
Staatstheater Nürnberg - Die Walküre (Wotan - Antonio Yang)
Richard Strauss: Salome, Jochanaan