Won Whi Choi
Won Whi Choi has been busy captivating and thrilling audiences worldwide with his lustrous and ringing voice, elegant musicianship, and sensitive artistry. He spent the last three seasons at Theatre Erfurt in Germany, in which he sang a variety of leading roles, including, Il Duca in Rigoletto, Don José in Carmen, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Hyllus in Hercules, Andres in Wozzeck, Il Cantatore in Giulietta e Romeo, and Prince Sou Chong in Lehár’s Das Land des Lächelns. In his first New York City performance, 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.
This season, he performs Alfredo in La Traviata with Williamsburg Opera and Nashville Opera, Da-Ud in Die ägyptische Helena with Odyssey Opera, Hoffman in Les Contes d’Hoffman with Opera Orlando, and Souchong in Das Land des Lachelns in the 2019 Morbisch Festival. He also returns to The Metropolitan Opera for their production of Don Giovanni. Next season includes a return to The Metropolitan Opera for their production of La traviata. This past summer he performed Don Jose in Carmen in over 10 performances of the Domstufen Festival.