Praised for his “splendid baritone voice, rich and rounded”, baritone Junhan Choi, a native of South Korea. Mr. Choi has performed in numerous operas, oratorios and concerts with such companies as Boston Lyric Opera, Teatro Nuovo, Odyssey Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, MassOpera, and Naples Philharmonic. In the 2022-2023 season, engagements included his role Grégorio in Roméo et Juliette, role Alcindoro and Schaunard(cover) in La boheme with Boston Lyric Opera, baritone soloist in Fractured Mosaics with White Snake Projects, and role Dad/Doctor in Her Alive[un]dead with Guerilla Opera. He is also engaged the role Adonis in Venus and Adonis with Cambridge Chamber Ensemble, baritone solo for Duruflé’s Requiem with Naples Philharmonic, BWV 140 and Hyden’s Lord Nelson Mass with Commonwealth Chorale, and Bach’s Mass in B minor with Upper Valley Baroque.
Choi is a prize winner in many international competitions, such as the 54th Viñas International Voice Competition(Spain/Three Extraordinary Prizes - Mercedes Viñas, Victoria de los Ángeles, Franz Schubert), the Berliner International Music Competition(Germany/Golden Medal), Talents of the World International Voice Competition(USA/1st Place), MassOpera’s Vocal Competition(USA/1st Place), Rochester International Vocal Competition(USA/4th Place and Audience Favorite) and St. Botolph Emerging Artist Grant for excellence in music(USA).
Past operatic credits include title role as Don Giovanni, Gianni Schicchi, the Count (Le nozze di Figaro), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Marcello (La Boheme), Escamillo (Carmen), Germont (La traviata), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Oreste (Iphigénie en Tauride), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Friedrich (Das Liebesverbot), Tideo (Medea in Corinto), Roggiero (Tancredi), Melisso (Alcina), Baron de Pictordu (Cendrillon), Geôlier (Dialogues des Carmélites), Death (Savitri), Valdeburgo (La Straniera), Revírník (Příhody lišky Bystroušky), Claudio (Agrippina), Monsu Traversen (La Gazzetta), Der Tod (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), Liberto/Littore/Soldato (L'incoronazione di Poppea), Policeman (The Consul), Thierry/Javelinot/Officer (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Young man (Lucy), The Professor (The Bedbug) and Adonis (Venus and Adonis).
His concert credits include Handel’s Messiah, Israel in Egypt, Bach’s St. John Passion, Mass in B Minor, Magnificat, BWV 7, 56, 74, 75, 80, 140, Hyden’s Lord Nelson Mass, Verdi’s Requiem, Brahms’s Requiem, Faure’s Requiem, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Duruflé’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Stainer’s The Crucifixion, Wood’s St. Mark Passion and Ramirez’s Navidad Nuestra.
He holds a Master’s degree and a Graduate Diploma with a Presidential Scholarship from New England Conservatory of Music.