Sejong Chang


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South Korean bass Sejong Chang completed his vocal studies at Hanyang University in Seoul and at University of Music in Cologne. He performed his first roles Figaro/ Le nozze di Figaro, Don Alfonso and Guglielmo/ Cosi fan tutte as well as Sarastro/ Die Zauberflöte in South Korea. 2011/2012 he was a member of the opera studio at Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen, where his roles included Marchese d’Obigny/ La Traviata, Heger/ Rusalka, Mariano D`Albino in Trojahn’s La grande magia and Mordred in Albéniz’ Merlin.

In 2012 Sejong Chang joined the ensemble at Oper Leipzig, where he has sung roles such as Figaro/ Le Nozze di Figaro, Dulcamara/ L’elisir d’amore, Alidoro/ La Cenerentola, Don Basilio/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Raimondo/ Lucia di Lammermoor, Sarastro/ Die Zauberflöte, Jake Wallace/ La fanciulla del West, Colline/ La Bohème, Mandarin/ Turandot, Zuniga/ Carmen, Grenvil/ La Traviata, Un Frate/ Don Carlo, Il gran Sacerdote/ Nabucco, Háraschta/ Das schlaue Füchslein, Joe/ Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Vagtmesteren/ Maskerade, Polizeikommissar/ Der Rosenkavalier, Bass/ Johannespassion, Hans Foltz, Ein Nachtwächter/ Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Der Feenkönig/ Die Feen, Kardinal Orvieto/ Rienzi, Reinmar von Zweter/ Tannhäuser as well as Danieli/ Das Liebesverbot in cooperation with Bayreuther Festspielen/BF Medien.

His guest appearances have included 2. Soldat/ Salome at La Scala, Dulcamara at Nationaltheater Mannheim, Gran Sacerdote and Grenvil at Semperoper Dresden, Figaro at Theater Chemnitz and Teatro comunale di Bolzano, Alidoro at Theater Chemnitz, Der Feenkönig at Theater Regensburg, Masetto in Solingen and Remscheid, Cold Genius in Purcell’s King Arthur at Theater Aachen and Reinmar von Zweter at the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2019.

As a passionate concert singer Sejong Chang has sung Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (at the Beethovenhalle in Bonn), Bach’s Johannespassion, Händel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Schubert’s Mass in G major, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Berlioz’ L'enfance du Christ and Dvorák’s Stabat Mater (at the Cologne Philharmony). He performed his first Schubert's Winterreise at Kumho Art Hall in Seoul in 2019.


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