Attila Jun


Born in Seoul/Korea Attila Jun began his studies at the Seoul National University with Philip Kang and came to Germany on spring 1998 to complete his studies at the Musikhochschule Cologne with Hans Sotin.

In Korea Attila Jun started at the early age of 21 years to sing roles such as „Sarastro“ in 1994, „Filippo“ in 1995, „Colline“ in 1996 and „Daland“ in 1997. Furthermore he was singing concerts of Händel’s MESSIAH in Vancouver and took part at a gala-concert in Baden-Baden in 1997.

The young artist made his opera debut in Europe on October 1998 singing the role of „Sparafucile“/RIGOLETTO at the Staatstheater Stuttgart, where he got an engagement for three years from the season 1999/2000 on. There he’ll also sing in the coming season „Timur“/TURANDOT, „Eremit“/FREISCHÜTZ and „Fafner“/SIEGFRIED just to name a few.

After having heard Attila Jun in summer 1998 Giuseppe Sinopoli asked Attila Jun to sing the role of „Hunding“ in a concert version of WALKÜRE at the Opera of Rome, a project which turned out  to be a very big success for the artist on March 1999.

Only a few weeks later Attila Jun made his debut singing the same role at the Théatre du Capitole in Toulouse with Pinchas Steinberg conducting. Since then he has also performed with that part at the Staatstheater Stuttgart (DVD-recording in 2003) as well as at the Wagner Festival in Wels.

Under the direction of Antonio Pappano the artist made his debut at the Bayreuther Festspiele in 1999 singing „3. Edler“ in a new production of LOHENGRIN. He later overtook additionally the part of “Nachtwächter”/MEISTERSINGER under Christian Thielemann.  

In 2001 he sang concerts of VERDI REQUIEM in Hamburg, Madrid and Barcelona with Christoph Eschenbach conducting.

In autumn 2002 he acclaimed a great success giving his USA debut at the San Francisco Opera with “Timur”.

In spring 2003 Attila Jun performed at the Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg with Puccini’s MESSA DI GLORIA and Rossini’s STABAT MATER as well as at the Wagner Festival in Wels with “Fafner” in SIEGFRIED.

October 2003 and 2005 brought him back to San Fancisco singing the parts of “Il Grande Inquisitore” /DON CARLO and “Oroveso” in NORMA with enomous success.

In 2004 the artist made his debut at La Scala with the part of “Daland”. In the same year he also sang his role debuts as “Sarastro” and “Marke” at the Staatstheater Stuttgart.

2005 brought his return to La Scala with his debut as “Landgraf” in TANNHÄUSER under the button of Jeffrey Tate. In summer he appeared as “Sarastro” under Marc Minkowski the Teatro Real in Madrid.

Future projects include new productions of DON GIOVANNI ”Commendatore” at the Klangbogen in Vienna (July/August 2006) and at La Scala di Milano as well as of DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER at the Wels Wagner Festival (summer 2007) and the Staatstheater Stuttgart (2008).

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