Yonghoon Lee | Meet the Artists

Tenor. Radamès in Aida.


Yonghoon Lee

Yonghoon was born in South Korea, and studied at Seoul National University and the Mannes College of Music.

This will be his first time with the Washington National Opera, as well as his first time playing the role of Radamès.

Notable moment: In his first professional appearance as Carmen’s Don José with the Opera Company of Middlebury’s debut production, Yonghoon pulled a banana in lieu of a prop knife due to low funds…to a great audience reception!

Yonghoon made his Metropolitan Opera debut as the title character in Don Carlo in 2010. He has previously stunned audiences in other similarly daunting roles, including Manrico in Verdi’s Il Trovatore and Arrigo in La Battaglia di Legnano.

Check out this gem from Puccini’s Tosca:

“He is an outstanding tenor. Handsome and youthful, he is a natural onstage and a sensitive listener during duets and ensembles.” – Arts Beat

Come hear Yonghoon dazzle audiences as the passionate Radamès in the WNO’s production of Aida! (Note that the role of Radamès will be performed by Carl Tanner on certain dates.)

Stay up-to-date on Yonghoon by following his website!