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SeokJong Baek

Guest of the Opera


South Korean tenor SeokJong Baek made his Prague National Theatre Opera debut in 2022/23 season as Kalaf in Puccini's Turandot. He was catapulted to the international attention following his sensational Royal Opera House debut as Samson in the new production of Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns. It was not only a house and role debut, but also his professional debut as a tenor, having transitioned from baritone over the coronavirus lockdown period. As a baritone, he studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and Manhattan School of Music, and was an Adler Fellow and a member of the Merola Programme at the San Francisco Opera, as well as a resident artist of the Lyric Opera of Kansas. 2022/23 season included a series of major house and role debuts across Europe and the US, along with his return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Radames in Verdi's Aida.