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David Lee

Tenor

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The tenor David Lee is the winner of numerous prizes and awards. David Lee has been a member of the ensemble at the Staatstheater Darmstadt since the 2017-18 season. In 2018-19 the tenor made his role debut as Riccardo / Gustavo III (Un ballo in maschera), appeared in the new productions of the "Magic Flute" as Tamino and in Saint-Saëns´ "Saint François d'Assise" as Frère Massée. In 2019-20 he made his role debut as Edgardo in "Lucia di Lammermoor".

The tenor David Lee received his education at the University of Seoul and at the University of Music and Theater in Hamburg. He is the winner of numerous prizes and awards.

In recent years, David Lee was a finalist in the Concurso International de canto Julián Gayarre, in the Concours International d'Art Lyrique de Strasbourg and in the Ferrucio Tagliavini competition in Deutschlandsberg as well as the second winner of the Elise Meyer Foundation in Hamburg. In addition, the young tenor was voted "Leading Musician for the 21st Century" and "Tenor of the Year" by the Korean Broadcasting System in 2004. In June 2010 he received the 3rd prize at the Ricardo Zandonai International Singing Competition in Italy.

From 2007 to 2009 he was a member of the opera studio of the Bavarian State Opera. There he sang Ferrando in "Così fan tutte" among other roles. In 2015-16 he returned to the Bavarian State Opera as the cover for Rolando Villazón in the production "South Pole". He took on this obligation again in 2016-17.

From 2009 to 2017 David Lee was a member of the ensemble at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, where he performed in roles such as Nemorino (L'elisir d'amore), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Conte Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Fenton (Falstaff), Pang (Turandot), Beppe (I Pagliacci) and in the title role of J. C. Bach's "Temistocle" to great acclaim. In 2016-17 he could be heard in Mannheim as Conte Almaviva in the revival of "Il barbiere di Siviglia", as Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Idamante (Idomeneo) and in the baroque parts of Hyllus in Handel's "Hercules" and Telemaco in Monteverdi's "Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria".

David Lee has been a member of the ensemble at the Staatstheater Darmstadt since the 2017-18 season. Here he sang Ferrando, Alfred (Die Fledermaus/The Bat) and Tamino among other roles. He remained connected to the Nationaltheater Mannheim through his role of Hyllus. In 2018-19 the tenor made his role debut in Darmstadt as Riccardo / Gustavo III (Un ballo in maschera), appeared in the new productions of the "Magic Flute" as Tamino and in Saint-Saëns´ "Saint François d'Assise" as Frère Massée. In 2019-20 he made his role debut as Edgardo in "Lucia di Lammermoor". In 2020-21 he will be part of the opera collage "Atem" in Darmstadt. His role debut as Rodolfo (La Bohème) is also planned.

David Lee made guest appearances at the Zurich Opera House, at the Mainz State Theater, at the Bonn Opera, in Braunschweig, Kaiserslautern and Freiburg. In 2013 he interpreted the role of Nemorino (L'elisir d'amore) at the Glyndebourne Opera and in July 2013 Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor) alongside Diana Damrau and Jesus Lopez-Cobos at the Philharmonie am Gasteig in Munich. A recording of this performance has been released on CD by the ERATO label.

Im Konzertbereich sang David Lee unter anderem die Missa solemnis C-Dur, KV 337 (Mozart) unter Kent Nagano, seit 2007 ist er Künstler der Yehudi Menuhin live music now Stiftung, in 2006 war er als Uriel in Haydns „Die Schöpfung“ am Teatro Monumental in Madrid zu erleben.

G. Donizetti
L´elisir d´amore
Nemorino
Lucia di Lammermoor
Lord Arturo, Edgardo
Ch. W. Gluck
Alceste
Evandro
G. F. Handel
Hercules
Hyllus
L. Janáček
The Makropulos Affair
Janek
R. Leoncavallo
Pagliacci
Beppe
C. Menotti
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Page
W. A. Mozart
The Magic Flute
Tamino, 2. Priester
Così fan tutte
Ferrando
Idomeneo
Idamante
Mitridate, re di Ponto
Marzio
G. Puccini
Turandot
Pang
La bohème
Rodolfo (from 2020-21)
G. Rossini
ll barbiere di Siviglia
Conte Almaviva
C. Saint-Saëns
Saint François d’Assise
Frère Massée
J. Strauß
Die Fledermaus/The Bat
Alfred
R. Strauss
Salome
4. Jew
G. Verdi
Un ballo in maschera
Riccardo (Gustavo III)
Otello
Roderigo
Falstaff
Fenton
La traviata
Gastone, Alfredo (stud.)
Stiffelio
Raffaele
R. Wagner
The Flying Dutchman
Steersman
Parsifal
1st Grail Knight
G. F. Handel
Messiah
J. Haydn
The Creation
F. Mendelssohn
Paulus, Elias
R. Schumann
Dichterliebe Op.48

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3.09. (Premiere), 06.09, 19.09. und 27.09.2020
Opern-Collage „Atem“
Staatstheater Darmstadt
ML: Daniel Cohen, Regie: Karsten Wiegand
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