Won Whi Choi
Tenor- City Opera Debut: Florencia en el Amazonas, 2016
Currently a festival artist at Theater Erfurt in Germany, Won Whi Choi has been busy captivating and thrilling audiences worldwide with his lustrous and ringing voice, elegant musicianship, and sensitive artistry. Choi was praised for his portrayal of Rodolfo in La bohème and his “big, virile sound that rocketed fearlessly up to a high C, so secure he dared to run across the stage while holding the note,” by The New York Observer. While in Erfurt, Mr. Choi sang the roles of Il Duca in Rigoletto, Don José in Carmen, and Prince Sou Chong in Lehár’s Das Land des Lächelns. This season, he will sing Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, reprise the role of Prince Suo-Chong in Das Land des Lächelns, Don José in Carmen, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Hyllus in Hercules, Andres in Wozzeck, and Il Cantatore in Giulietta e Romeo. Before he goes overseas, however, Mr. Choi will make his role début as Arcadio in Florencia en el Amazonas with New York City Opera.