Baritone Young Kwang, native of South Korea, is a graduate of the College of Music, Seoul National University.
He received his Master of music degree from the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Mark Oswald. Mr. Yoo is currently a second-year artist at the Boston University Opera institute.
His awards the 1st place in Osaka International Competition hosted in Japan and 2nd place in the Manhattan International Music Competition.
Previous credits include Rigoletto (Rigoletto) with Seoul National University, La Bohème(Marcello), Lakmé (Frederic) and Luisa Miller(Miller) with Manhattan School of Music, The Telephone(Ben) with Te Art Ro Production, Emmeline(Mr. Maguire), Le Nozze di Figaro(Il Conte) and The War Reporter(Paul Watson) with Opera instutute and Madama Butterfly (Sharpless) with Martina Arroyo Foundation.
The New York Times wrote for his portrayal of Sharpless, “His solid baritone voice and stolid bearing suited Sharpless.” Opera News stated “He provided sturdy, empathetic presence.”
Mr. Yoo portrayed Le Monstre Cathos in the U.S. premiere of Ibert’s Persée et Andromède directed by James Robinson and under the baton of Maestro Pierre Vallet at the Manhattan School of Music. The New York Times selected this Persée et Andromède as one of the ten best classical performances in New York in 2016.
Mr. Yoo’s oratorio work includes appearances at the Symphony hall in Boston as Adam in Haydn’s Creation. He also performed as a baritone soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Alice Tully hall in Lincoln Center in New York City and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
This season, Mr. Yoo will perform in Pelléas et Mélisande(Pelléas) with the Boston University Opera Institute, and will have concerts with New York City Concert Society from this year. Also, he will return to the Martina Arroyo Foundation to perform Don Pasquale(Malatesta) in this summer.