Jongwon Han



Hailed for his “sweet, silky baritone” and “charming and witty” stage presence, Korean bass-baritone Jongwon Han is making a name for himself as one of the top young artists on the rise; he is the winner of the Third Prize at the 2022 Operalia World Opera Competition.

In the summer of 2023, Mr. Han debuted at the San Francisco Opera in Madama Butterfly (Bonze) and Die Frau ohne Schatten (Nightwatchman), where he also covered Der Einarmige. In the 2023/24 season, he returns to the San Francisco Opera stage to sing in Lohengrin (3rd & 4th Noble) and covers in Il trovatore (Ferrando) and L’elisir d’amore (Belcore). He also makes Atlanta Opera debut in La bohème (Schaunard) and joins the Oregon Bach Festival as the bass soloist in Penderecki’s Credo.

In the summer of 2022, Mr. Han joined the Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist, covering the role of Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia. He then went to San Francisco to begin his tenure in the Adler Fellowship Program, where he sang Colline in Bohème Out of the Box. He also made debuts with Dayton Opera in Handel’s Messiah and Palm Beach Opera in Madama Butterfly (Bonzo).

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“Jongwon Han, from Seoul, South Korea, stunned with his powerful and commanding bass as he delivered “Riez, Alez, Riez” from Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet. A host of Bravos ensued.” 

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