South Korean baritone SoJin Yang represented South Korea at the Virginia Music Festival in 2018. He founded the Student Opera in South Korea, and performed as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore. SoJin made his European debut at the Teatro Campoamor of Ópera de Oviedo (Spain, 2022) where he played Masetto in W.A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni. At the IOA, he sang the roles of Brecht in LoveMusik (K. Weill) and Masetto in Don Giovanni’s Last Supper (after W.A. Mozart). Currently, he plays Tarquinius in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, a coproduction by Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and the IOA.
SoJin graduated from Kyunghee University College of Music in Seoul under professor Carlo Kang. He has participated in masterclasses given by a.o. A-Kyeong Lee, Muriel Corradini, Charlotte Margiono, Dietrich Henschel, Martin Wölfel, Mireia Pintó, Peter Konwitschny, Alejo Pérez, Kate Royal, and Roger Vignoles. He has also worked with conductors such as Benjamin Haemhouts, Pietro Rizzo, Elena Mitrevska, and directors such as Guy Joosten, Stefaan Degand, Peter Konwitschny, Fanny Gilbert-Collet, and Marta Eguilior.