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JULIUS AHN

TENOR

BIOGRAPHY

Versatile tenor Julius Ahn delights audiences around the world with his unique interpretations. Of his signature role, Goro in Madama Butterfly, critics hail “As the marriage broker Goro, tenor Julius Ahn was in his element, delivering the wickedness of his character with gusto.” Mr. Ahn performed the role in his début at San Francisco Opera and returned there to reprise it, as well as with the Canadian Opera Company, Palm Beach Opera, Vancouver Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Carolina, Nashville Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Virginia Opera, and at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 

 

This season, Mr. Ahn returns to The Metropolitan Opera to cover the Valet tenors in Les contes d’Hoffmann, and he brings his incomparable Goro to the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, Pittsburgh Opera, and Vancouver Opera. Last season, engagements included a return to Detroit Opera as Goro in Madama Butterfly and house débuts with Palm Beach Opera as the Valet tenors in Les contes d'Hoffmann and Los Angeles Opera as both Gastone in La traviata and Pong in Turandot

 

In recent seasons, Ahn was thrilled to reprise the lead role of Guang in Stuck Elevator by Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis for Nashville Opera in addition to performing Borsa in Rigoletto with the Dallas Opera, Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors with On Site Opera, Mime in Das Rheingold with The Atlanta Opera, and Bardolf in Sir John in Love with Bard Music Festival. In his signature role of Goro in Madama Butterfly, Ahn joined the San Francisco Opera for their centennial celebratory production of the opera, as well as The Atlanta Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and New Orleans Opera.  


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CRITICAL ACCLAIM


"...delivering the wickedness of his character with gusto..." – Palm Beach Daily News


Madama Butterfly – "As the marriage broker Goro, tenor Julius Ahn was in his element, delivering the wickedness of his character with gusto."

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"...his powerful voice molds itself around the operatic melodies..." – Broadway World


Stuck Elevator – "Julius Ahn is brilliant as the unassuming delivery man, neatly balancing the passive nature of a man who needs to remain invisible from the police with the deep desire to be seen and known for who he really is. His powerful voice molds itself around the operatic melodies provided by Yong, and we get our first glimpse of the real Guang; commanding and brave beneath the veneer of docile deliveryman."

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"...gave a lithe, multi-faceted performance..." – Opera News


Turandot – "Eugene Villanueva (Ping), Julius Ahn (Pang) and Scott Ramsey (Pong), dressed in lively, brilliantly colored costumes, were smartly matched in vocal power and skill, giving us an extra dose of credibility and humanity instead of pandering for comic relief. Ahn in particular gave a lithe, multi-faceted performance."

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"...his voice rises gracefully among the romance of the scene..." – The Uptempo Magazine


The Emperor of Atlantis – "Ahn’s tenor voice is pleasant and lovely, portraying truth and virtue to his role, as his voice rises gracefully among the romance of the scene."

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"...great physical humor... " – Chicago Stage Review


Giasone – "Enough cannot be said for the astonishing cast. Julius Ahn displays great physical humor as Demo and makes the on-going joke of his character’s stutter funnier with every scene"

REPRESENTATIVES

Vanessa Uzan

Founder & President


Adrienne Boris

Agent | Classical & Concert


Elliot Brown

Agent | Classical & Artist Promotion

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