Praised for his “splendid baritone voice, rich and rounded”, baritone Junhan Choi, a native of South Korea, is an active opera, oratorio and concert singer. In the 2023-2024 season, engagements included his role Registrar & Commissioner in Madama Butterfly, role Dandini(cover) in La Cenerentola and Fourth Stone in Eurydice with Boston Lyric Opera as a second year of Jane and Steven Akin Emerging Artist.
Mr. 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(1st Place), MassOpera’s Vocal Competition(1st Place), Rochester International Vocal Competition and St. Botolph Emerging Artist Grant for excellence in music.
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.