Ji-Min Park

Tenor

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Ji-Min Park studied at the Seoul National University, South Korea with Professor Philip Kang, and at the Vienna Conservatory, Austria with Professor Carolyn Hague. In 2007 he joined the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and became a Principal Young Artist in the 2009-10 season. His roles at Covent Garden have included Rodolfo La bohème, Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi and Alfredo La traviata.

Highlights of the 2019-20 season include a return to Opera Australia (Rodolfo La bohème). Recent engagements include include Rodolfo La bohème (Opera Australia) and Ernesto Don Pasquale (Atlanta Opera and Fort Worth Opera), Alfredo La traviata (Opera Australia and Cincinnati Opera) and Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor (Opéra de Baugé).

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Ernesto, Don Pasquale

Atlanta Opera, March 2017

Park's bright tenor voice adds a kind of whiny, spoiled rich kid flavor to Ernesto in the earlier scenes, when despairing about the choice between inheritance from Uncle Pasquale and his true love. But he becomes a more sympathetic romantic protagonist as the story wears on in the final act

Mark Gresham, ArtsATL.com, 30 March 2017

Rodolfo, La bohème

Opera Australia, January 2017

Ji-Min Park's Rodolfo had youthful freshness in the sound and the ability to position climactic phrases such as that leading to the high C in Che gelida manina in Act 1 so that they bloomed with radiant clarity

Peter McCallum, smh.com.au, 5 January 2017

Ernesto, Don Pasquale

Cincinnati Opera, July 2015

All four are solid singing actors, game for any and all of the silliness that the production concept asks of them. Of the group, tenor Ji Min Park best nails the style with a flair for bel canto that promises to define him, not as another leggiero, but as a lyric tenor with a nimble voice and an easy top register, ideally suited to the Bellini-Rossini-Donizetti repertory

Rafael de Acha, Seen and Heard International, 10 July 2015

Ji-Min Park perfectly outfitted Ernesto with the inflections of love, frustration and despair in an assured bel canto tone

David Vance, smh.com, 22 July 2015

Alfredo, La traviata

Opera North, January 2015

Ji-Min Park, a charming young tenor from Seoul, plays Alfredo. He is the perfect foil for Violetta. His youth and naivety vie with her age and worldly experience. Park has an appealingly handsome stage presence. His rendition of the wonderful drinking song at the opening party gives us a taste of his range and versatility. He puts this to good use as the scenes more on. In the final scene, his voice echoes his grief in a touching and palpable way

On: Yorkshire Magazine, 1 February 2015

The young Korean tenor Ji-Min Park sang Alfredo, proving an astute and accomplished actor as well as a singer of taste and discrimination

George Hall, Opera News Magazine, 31 January 2015

... Ji-Min Park's Alfredo; his puppyish love for Violetta providing her with some much needed comfort in her final months. Park's evident enthusiasm brings an infectious joy to his performance, and he stirs up (rather startlingly) the required menace for his confrontation with Violetta in Act 2

David Ward, The State of the Arts, 12 February 2015

Ji-Min Park has grown into the role of Alfredo. His singing is a joy to hear. Doomed they may be, but this Violetta and Alfredo are a match made in opera heaven

Martin Thomasson, British Theatre Guide, February 2015

Italian Tenor, Der Rosenkavalier

CBSO, May 2014, cond. Andris Nelsons

The real first-act frisson came from the Italian tenor of Ji-Min Park, gliding in to his aria's difficult range with ease and charm.

David Nice, The Arts Desk, 25 May 2014

Ji-Min Park shone as the Italian tenor...

Rian Evans, The Guardian, 26 May 2014

Ernesto, Don Pasquale

Opera Australia, July 2013

While each performer had their own virtues, all excelled in their fearless execution of Donizetti's fast work. Tenor Ji-Min Park made an ardent Ernesto, impressing with his powerful top register singing and smooth legato lines

Murray Black, The Australian, 22 July 2013

Ji-Min Park is a lovable, charming Ernesto, a sweet-toned tenore di grazia with a clean and easy delivery across the full range. His ravishingly lyrical duet with [Norina] is the evening's musical highlight

Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine, 20 July 2013

Iopas, Les troyens

Royal Opera at the BBC Proms, July 2012

Beauty heaps on beauty as the courtly entertainment, an exquisite set of orchestral dances, gives way to the haunting 'Song of Iopas' (delivered with ringing fervour by Ji-Min Park)

Mark Valencia, Classical Source, 22 July 2012

The supporting cast was very good as well... the sweet lyric tenor of Ji-Min Park was happily arresting

Mike Migliore, musicalcriticism.com, 27 July 2012

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