Jongmin Park was the winner of the Song Prize the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2015, and is currently a member of the prestigious ensemble at Wiener Staatsoper.
In the 2019/20 season Jongmin will make debut at The Metropolitan Opera as Colline in La bohème - at the Wiener Staatsoper, Jongmin’s repertoire will include Ferrando Il trovatore, Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia, Vodník Rusalka, Le Comte des Grieux Manon, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro. Jongmin will also return to the Salzburg Easter Festival as il frate in a new production of Don Carlo under Christian Thielemann.
Recent opera highlights in Vienna include Narbal and Raimondo in new productions of Les Troyens and Lucia di Lammermoor. Other highlights include his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Colline in La bohème; Teatro Real Madrid on tour at the The Savonlinna Opera Festival as Sir Giorgo in I puritani conducted by Evelino Pidò, where he was later re-invited for Ludovico in Otello; his debut at The Salzburg Festival in 2016 (Die Liebe der Danae), and his debut at the Salzburg Easter Festival in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg under Christian Thielemann. On the concert platform, Jongmin has appeared at the BBC Proms; in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at the Wiener Konzerthaus, and at the Royal Festival Hall with The Philharmonia under Edward Gardner; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the London Symphony Orchestra, and with the NHK Orchestra in Japan under Herbert Blomstedt. Hunding in Die Walküre with the Dallas Symphony and Jaap van Zweden; as well as Ludovico in Otello with the Bergen Philharmonic conducted by Edward Gardner. He has performed solo recitals in Munich and Frankfurt, as well as the Musikverein in Vienna and Wigmore Hall.
Looking ahead, Jongmin will make a series of exciting opera and concert debuts, including at The Dallas Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, and Metropolitan Opera; as well as continuing his successful relationship with the Wiener Staatsoper.
In addition to the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015, other prizes and competitions he has won include the International Tchaikovsky Competition, and the Birgit Nilsson Wagner-Award at Operalia.
Jongmin studied singing at the Korea National University of Arts. As a member of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, he was guided by Mirella Freni, Luciana Serra, Luigi Alva, and Renato Bruson and during the 2010-2013 seasons, he was a member of the ensemble at the Hamburgische Staatsoper where he sang various leading roles. In 2013, he was invited to join the ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper.