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.

Since 2012/2013 Sejong Chang has been an ensemble member at Oper Leipzig building up a broad repertoire with such roles as Figaro/ Le Nozze di Figaro, Alidoro/ La Cenerentola, Don Basilio/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Raimondo/ Lucia di Lammermoor, Sarastro/ Die Zauberflöte, Jack Wallace/ La fanciulla del West, Colline/ La Bohème, Mandarin/ Turandot, Zuniga/ Carmen, Un Frate/ Don Carlo, Grenvil/ La Traviata, Il gran Sacerdote/ Nabucco, Háraschta/ Das schlaue Füchslein, Joe/ Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Polizeikommissar/ Der Rosenkavalier, Bass/ Johannespassion, Hans Foltz/ Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Feenkönig/ Die Feen, Raimondo/ Rienzi, Reinmar/ Tannhäuser as well as Danieli/ Das Liebesverbot in cooperation with Bayreuther Festspielen/BF Medien.

As a guest Sejong Chang has appeared as Figaro/ Le Nozze di Figaro at Teatro comunale di Bolzano and Theater Chemnitz, as Alidoro/La Cenerentola at Theater Chemnitz, as Feenkönig/ Die Feen at Theater Regensburg, as Masetto/ Don Giovanni in Solingen and Remscheid, as the Cold Genius in Purcell’s King Arthur/ Dido and Aeneas at Theater Aachen and as Baron Mirko Zeta/ Die lustige Witwe in Leichlingen. At the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2019 he performed Reinmar/ Tannhäuser.

In concert 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 Dvo?ák’s Stabat Mater (at the Cologne Philharmony).


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