“…Tenor, WooYoung Yoon scored big, with eight pure and glorious high C’s in Tonio’s aria, “Ah, mes amis!” from the Daughter of the Regiment. Unlike famous performers of this knotty aria, Yoon didn’t rush into the climaxing ninth high C. He paused, took a big breath with a sigh, bringing friendly laughter from the audience, and then hit the rafters and held the note right into the inevitable ovation.” The 2018 Merola finale was grand indeed.” ……. Janos Gereben-San Francisco Classical Voice
Tenor WooYoung Yoon recently made his role debut in Berlioz’s Le Damnation de Faust with the Orquesta Sinfonica National de Costa Rica with Maestro John Nelson. This season WooYoung performs Almaviva in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville with Knoxville Opera and the New York City Opera, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Lubbock Symphony, returns to the Orquesta Sinfonica National de Costa Rica for Christus am Oelberg with Maestro Nelson, and makes his Carnegie Hall debut as tenor soloist in Mozart’s Regina Coeli.
A 2019 Grand Prize Winner in the Orpheus Compeittion, the Korean Tenor’s recent opera credits include Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Tito in La Clemenza di Tito, and Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Manhattan School of Music. A 2018 Merola participant, he returned to San Francisco Opera the following season for a recital in the Schwabacher Recital Series, before joining the New Jersey State Opera as Rodolfo in La Boheme. As a young artist at the Trentino Music Festival, he made his role debut as Don José in Carmen. He reprised the role the following season for the Martina Arroyo Foundation.
Mr. Yoon was named a Metropolitan Opera National Council Eastern Regional Finalist, a finalist in the Harbin competition, a semi-finalist in the Zachary Competition, and won the Grand Prix Prize at the Talents of the World Voice Competition, as well as the Audience Favorite Award. He won third place in the Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition and was a finalist in the Altamura/Caruso International Voice Competition, the Alfredo Silipigni Vocal Competition, and received Honorable Mention from the Metropolitan International Vocal Competition.