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John Kun Park


Korean-American Tenor John Kun Park has been described as “a clarion tenor,” “that floats his high notes with ease and emotional fervor.

John will begin the 24/25 season with Opera on the James, debuting as Rodolfo in Puccini's La Boheme.

John started off his 23/24 season with Opera Grand Rapids reviving Ricky Ian Gordon's The Tibetan Book of the Dead, as

the Tenor 1 soloist, then immediately head to Lancaster, PA to join Penn Square Opera for their “Opera Couples Therapy” concert, where he will headline signature pieces and duets from Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana, and Tosca. He made his company and role debut with Opera Modesto as the iconic Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca, and finished the 23/24 season with Mid America Productions at Carnegie Hall as their guest Tenor Soloist for Mozart's Coronation Mass.  John was also a finalist for the Wagner Society of New York's competition and received an encouragement grant.

After his successful debut as Erik in Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer, with West Bay Opera, John traveled to Berlin and debuted as Bacchus in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos with Berlin Opera Academy. He had also debuted as Rick in John Adams’ I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky, with InSeries Opera right before, covering the title role Canio, I Pagliacci, with Opera Tampa in March 2023. 

John began 2022 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic covering the role of Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio for their collaboration with Deaf West Theatre. Then John joined the Chautauqua Opera’s summer season where he covered the role of Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca, and sang the role of John Adams in Gertrude Stein & Virgil Thompson’s The Mother of us All.

John has performed with various companies, debuting roles such as Don Jose Carmen, Faust Faust, Ismaele Nabucco, Siegmund Die Walküre, and performing as a feature soloist with companies such as the LA Philharmonic, Des Moines Metro Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera, Central City Opera, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, and West Bay Opera.

"...Park’s singing, by turns warm and pleading, anguished and helplessly swamped by his own feelings, brought a deep dimension to the role..."

-San Francisco Classical Voice




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