Korean baritone Seungwook Seong began his musical training at Yonsei University in Seoul where he graduated with a first-class degree, he has won a prestigious entrance scholarship to Royal Academy of Music in 2001. He is the recipient of many awards and prizes including the Richard Lewis-Jean Shanks Award, Ludmila Andrew Russian Song Competition, Blyth-Buesst Operatic Singing Prize, Opera Rara Bel Canto Prize and the Queen's Commendation for Excellence from RAM, British and American Tobacco scholarship for NOS and Stuart Burrows Singing Competition 1st prize.
Seungwook's operatic experiences include Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Haraschta (The Cunning Little Vixen with Sir Charles Mackerras), Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte with Sir Colin Davis), Pandolfe (Cendrillon) for RAM, Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni) for Amersham Opera Festival, Eugene Onegin (Onegin) for I Maestri in St. John's Smith Square, understudied Escamillo (Carmen), understudied Macbeth (Macbeth) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Il Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore), Amonasro (Aida) for Southern Opera New Zealand, Rigoletto (Rigoletto) for Korean National Opera, Traveller (Curlew River) for Seoul City Opera.
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