Hyong Sik Jo
BASS-BARITONE | Click Here to see Hyong's resume

Hyong Sik Jo, bass-baritone, has appeared with the Connecticut Opera, Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Opera, Aspen Opera Theater Center, Opera North, Regina Opera, New York Lyric Opera, Kaliope Opera OSH Opera, as a guest artist with Boston University Opera Institute and Queens College Opera, and as a soloist with the New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, and the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey.

His roles include the title roles in Don Giovanni, Gianni Schicchi, and Falstaff, Doctor Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’amore, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte, Leporello and Masetto in Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva and Don Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, Grandpa Moss
in The Tender Land, Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, Bartolo and Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, Germont and Dottore Grenvil in La travivta, Colline in La Bohème, Lo Zio Bonzo in Madame Butterfly, Count Ceprano and Monterone in Rigoletto among others.

He was winner of National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition, New Hampshire Opera Idol Vocal Competition, Peter Elvins Vocal Competition and Young Opera Singers Competition. Mr. Jo received his bachelor’s degree in Voice from the University of Chung-Ang (Korea), graduating with honors, and received a master of Music degree in the Manhattan School of Music.

Reviews

Opera North Il Barbiere di Siviglia
"Dr. Bartolo was sung by baritone Hyong Sik Jo, also a delightful comic, with
beauty and depth."
By Jim Lowe Staff Writer, Published: Times Argus. com August 16th, 2009

"Hyong Sik Jo, as the perpetually befuddled Bartolo, is delightful."
By Nicola Smith, Valley News August 15th, 2009

Regina Opera La traviata

"Docotr Grenvil's brief but vocally vivid part was beautifully acted and sung by
bass Hyong Sik Jo."
By Nino Pantano, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Mar 18th 2008, Brooklyn Magazine Mar 21th 2008,
The Italian Voice Mar 20th 2008

Aspen Opera Theater Cosi fan tutte

" Played by Korean bass Hyong Sik Jo, Alfonso strides on stage during the overture... Jo, as Alfonso,... managed to be the center of gravity with his stage presence."
by Harvey Steiman, The Aspen Times July 14th, 2007

"Hyong Sik Jo as Don Alfonso can switch seamlessly from jovial to Jovian at the stroke of a baton."
by Michael Conniff, Aspenpost July 15th, 2007

RESUME

Leporello Don Giovanni The Baroque Orchestra of NJ*
Bartolo Le Nozze di Figaro New York Lyric Opera Theater
Leporello Don Giovanni New York Lyric Opera Theater
Colline La Boheme Kaliope Opera*
Bartolo Il Barbiere di Siviglia Opera North*
Don Alfonso Così fan tutte OSH-Opera*
Raimondo Lucia di Lammermoor Regina Opera*
Don Alfonso Così fan tutte Aspen Opera Theater Center *
Don Magnifico La Cenerentola Aspen Opera Theater Center
Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia Boston University Opera Institute *
Bartolo Le Nozze di Figaro Queens College Opera *
Doctor Dulcamara L’Elisir d’amore University of Chung-Ang
Bonze Madame Butterfly Aspen Opera Theater Center *
Amantio di Nicolao Gianni Schicchi Connecticut Opera (Debut) *
Sprecher Die Zauberflöte Intermezzo Opera Festival
Doctor Grenvil La Traviata Regina Opera *
Grandpa Moss The Tender Land University of Northern Iowa *
Bartolo/Antonio Le Nozze di Figaro University of Hartford *
Doctor Grenvil La Traviata Aspen Opera Theater Center *
Don Alfonso Così fan tutte Intermezzo Opera Festival
Don Giovanni Don Giovanni Plovdiv Opera in Bulgaria *
Monterone/Ceprano Rigoletto University of Chung-Ang
Colline La Bohème University of Chung-Ang
Marchese La Traviata University of Chung-Ang
Giorgio Germont La Traviata University of Chung-Ang (Korea)
Pistola(Scene) Falstaff Aspen Opera Theater Center *
Bartolo(Scene) Il Barbiere di Siviglia Aspen Opera Theater Center
Giorgio Valton(Scene) I puritani Aspen Opera Theater Center
Le Marquis (Scene) Dialogues of the Carmélites University of Hartford
Judge Turpin(Scene) Sweeney Todd Aspen Opera Theater Center *
Masetto(Scene) Don Giovanni Waterloo Symphony Orchestra *
Leporello(Scene) Don Giovanni Manhattan School of Music
Taddeo(Scene) L'Italiana in Algeri Aspen Opera Theater Center
Crebillon(Scene) La Rondine University of Northern Iowa
Dulcamara(Scene) L’Elisir d’amore Manhattan School of Music
Don Alfonso(Scene) Così fan tutte Manhattan School of Music
Conte(Act2Finale) Le Nozze di Figaro Waterloo Symphony *
Rigoletto(scene) Rigoletto Aspen Opera Theater Center
Guglielmo(Scene) Così fan tutte Waterloo Symphony Orchestra *
       
MAJOR ROLES PREPARED & IN PREPARATION
Gianni Schicchi Gianni Schicchi Don Magnifico La Cenerentola
       
PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE 
Messiah (bass soloist), Hanaim Church
Die Schöpfung (bass soloist), Chodae Community Church
Singers Showcase, Manhattan School of Music
Opera Arias and Ensemble, Regina Opera
Mozart Requiem (bass soloist), New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra *
Opera Arias and Ensemble, New Jersey Opera Theater YAP
HolidayFare, New Jersey Opera Theater YAP
Liederabend, University of Northern Iowa
Opera Gala Concert, Intermezzo Opera Festival
Liederabend, Intermezzo Opera Festival
A Night at the Opera, Waterloo Symphony *
International Opera Workshop Concert, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Scholarship Benefit Concert, University of Northern Iowa
A Sampling of Operatic Treats, University of Northern Iowa
An Evening of Songs and Arias Concert, University of Northern Iowa
Opera Aria and Scenes, University of Chung-Ang
Orchestra Periodical Concert, University of Chung-Ang *
       
  guest artist * with full orchestra
EDUCATION      
Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music in Voice, 06-May, 2009
University of Hartford, Artist Diploma in Opera, 05- 06
University of Northern Iowa, Master of Arts in Voice, 03-05
University of Chung-Ang (Korea), Bachelor of Music in Voice, 96-02