Korean baritone Sejin Park
“Sejin Park portrayed a charming and intentional Prince Yamadori, with a formidable baritone voice that gave a unique perspective into this character.”
- Palm Beach Daily News
“Sejin Park expertly plays the evil brother, Enrico, in Act II, scene 1, from Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” commanding the stage and using every corner to brood over his beverage. Park has a crisp baritone voice with powerful punches in the phrasing. He had an uncanny ability to find the best coloring of his voice to support soprano Amber Norelai in the duet.”
- The Palm Beach Post
Baritone Sejin Park is a renowned opera singer and recitalist active in both Korea and the US. He holds a Diploma IV Repertorio de Opera from Ópera de Tenerife and has participated in esteemed training programs such as the Opera Steamboat Young Artist Program, Art Song Festival at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Artist Program, and Palm Beach Opera Benenson Young Artist Program.
Park has taken on prominent roles including Marcello in La Bohème, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Germont in La Traviata, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Secret Police in The Consul and covered Ford in Falstaff, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, and Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte. Notable performances with City Lyric Opera in New York and engagements in Korea mark his versatile career.
In 2023, Park performed Schaunard in La Boheme with three different companies in Korea. Looking ahead to 2024, he will take on the role of Ping in Turandot with the St. Petersburg Opera Company and reprise Schaunard in La Boheme with the Hawaii Opera Theater. Additionally, he is scheduled for a Romantic Recital on Valentine's Day in 2024.
Returning to the Santa Fe Opera for the 2024 season as part of the Apprentice Artist Program, Park will perform as Baron Duphol and cover Giorgio Germont in La Traviata. His accolades include winning the 1st prize at the 'Citta di Pesaro' competition, 1st prize at the 'Medici International Music Competition,' 2nd prize and Audience Favorite Award at the '8th Galina Vishnevskaya International Opera Singers Competition,' a Grant Award from the Giulio Gari Competition, and 3rd prize from the Opera at Florham Competition.
Educationally, Park holds both a Master's and Bachelor's degree from Yonsei University in Seoul and has completed the Professional Study program at Mannes School of Music under the guidance of Arthur Levy.